5 Easy Steps To Cook Pasta Bolognese At Home

Pasta bolognese is a classic Italian dish that most restaurants offer regularly. If you love to indulge in this but don’t want to go out, why don’t you make it at home? It’s actually pretty easy to prepare and will taste a lot better when you make it yourself. Even if you’re not a good cook you can try making this pasta dish on your own. It’s perfect for beginners and can prove to be the most amazing thing you’ve ever whipped up in your kitchen!

Spaghetti Bolognese cooking pasta

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 diced medium onion
  • 1 diced medium carrot
  • 1 diced celery rib
  • 2 ounces diced pancetta
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 28 oz can diced Italian tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 pounds of pasta (penne rigate)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Grated parmesan

Steps

  1. If you have someone that can help you, dice up all of your vegetables, or do this first yourself. Next, take a large saucepan and heat up 1 tbsp olive oil. Add in the pancetta, celery, carrots and onions while cooking over medium heat. Stir as necessary for 8 minutes, or until the veggies are soft. Once finished, place into large bowl and set aside.
  2. Put 3 tablespoons of olive oil into the same saucepan and change heat to simmer. Add in the pork and beef, then turn the heat to high. Cook these until they just have a little pink of pink left in them. After this, put the veggie mixture into the saucepan with the meat. Add in the garlic next and cook for one minute before adding in the wine. Let this continue to cook for 8 minutes, only stirring a few times.
  3. Next add in the tomatoes (with juice), bay leaf, thyme and chicken stock. Season with pepper and salt, then stir and turn the heat up to high. Cover and cook down on low for 1 hour. Once the hour is up, take out the bay leaf and add in the heavy cream. Stir this and let it sit for a few minutes while you take a large pot and fill it with water (for your pasta).
  4. Take this pot and bring it to a roaring boil with salt. Add in your past and cook for around 12 minutes, or until al dente. Once this is finished cooking, drain the water from it. Then, take the pasta and stir it into the sauce.
  5. After everything is combined, serve in large pasta bowls. Sprinkle generously with freshly grated parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Tips:

  • If you have a lot of food leftover, freeze it! This tastes great when re-heated and is easy to prepare ahead of time for large gatherings.
  • You can use any type of ground meat that you would like, including turkey or veal. You can also just use one instead of a combination of three.
  • There may be a lot of ingredients, but don’t let that overwhelm you. Everything comes together easily after you get the ingredients gathered and prepared.

Maria uses her experience with fitness to help people change their lives. She writes for 2Yum.Me, which is a site that is packed full of useful information about fitness, cooking and how to be healthier.

 

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