Italian Sauces #2: Bolognese Sauce

When foreigns think about italian food, they think about pasta and pizza. It’s true…i mean, those two dishes define italian food in th world, but italy is not only about that. There so many other dishes we eat than almost nobody outside knows, like lasagna for example. However, there’s a sauce that it’s quite compair to heaven: the bolognese sauce. This is one fo the most deliciuos sauce ever, but how to cook it?

I livev in Germany and bolognese sauce is something loved, however people have no idea how to cook it. More than that, just to make thing even more emberrasing, italian companies sells in Supermarket the “sauce” and what they sells is not even close to what you might call bolognese sauce: too much fluid and it tastes very bad. All these companies call it Bolognese only because there’s some meat somewhere and people buy this “thing” finding it very delicious.

If you want to cook some italian sauces, whatever sauce it is, please know how to do it. For that reason i’m here to tell you how to cook bologese and treat your palat in the best possible way. Trust me, once you taste the real sauce, nothing will be same!

These are the ingredients you need:

Beef 10 ½ oz (300 g) – (minced beef, coarsely ground and mixed), Tomato puree 1 ½ cup (300 g), Carrots ½ cup (50 g), Celery ½ cup (50 g), Yellow onions 1 cup (50 g), Fine salt to taste, Black pepper to taste, Red wine ½ cup (100 g), Pancetta bacon 1 cup (150 g), Vegetable broth to taste, Extra virgin olive oil 1 table spoon. Don’t add ANYTHING else. This is the only things you need to make you mouth, stomach, mind and soul happy!

Do you have all the ingredients prepared? Well, we can start!

Take the pancetta. First cut into slices and then into strips, without being too precise and with a knife chop it well. In a pre-heated saucepan pour a drizzle of oil and add the pancetta and let it brown. In the meantime, peel the carrot and chop it finely, then clean the celery and chop it too of the same size as your carrots. Finally, peel the onion and chop it. As soon as the pancetta is well browned, add the chopped vegetables. Stir and let simmer for 5-6 minutes. After that, add the ground beef. Let it brown the beef without haste, because the meat must seal well. Deglaze with red wine and mix again. As soon as the alcohol has evaporated, add the tomato puree. Stir and incorporate it and add a couple of ladles of hot vegetable broth. Cover with the lid, but do not close completely 19. At this point the Bolognese sauce must cook for at least 2 hours. Check it every minutes and add more broth as needed. After two hours, taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper. Stir again and your sauce will be ready.

Once the bolognese sauce is ready, you can either use it immediately with pasta or lasagne, or you can keep in the fridge for the night and using it the next day. That’s the beauty of this sauce…like every sauce: you can cook it in advance and use it later.

There’s nothing better than bolognese sauce cooked perfectly, following the traditional recepy. The feeling you will fell, will be something between joy, happiness and you will be in peace with yourself. Trust me, it’s a mysthical experience! Italy has verx delicious food!

See ya


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