tablespoons of butter
grams of ground beef
Gram mett (seasoned ground beef)
heaped tablespoon tomato paste
teaspoon ground sweet paprika
pepper (freshly ground)
piece of bacon rind (small)
Can of peeled tomatoes (850 g)
milliliters of red wine (or white wine)
milliliters of beef broth (or broth)
milliliters of tomato juice
splash of milk (or cream)
Table of Contents
Peel the onion and garlic and cut finely. Clean, wash and finely chop the carrots and celery.
Heat 1 tablespoon of clarified butter in a large covered skillet, sauté vegetables over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Take out and reserve.
Fry Ground Beef And Season diet
Pour the remaining clarified butter into the hot skillet. Add the crushed beef and pork and brown over high heat until the ground beef is browned and a roast forms (this will take about 15 minutes). Smash the meat with a spatula so that it falls apart.
Finish with a large pinch of sugar. Add the tomato paste and fry for 3 more minutes.
Then add the roasted vegetables, bay leaf and rinsed thyme sprigs and season with paprika and pepper.
Leave Bolognese Stew
Add the bacon rind, the tomatoes with the liquid and the wine and cook stirring until the liquid evaporates.
Pour in the broth and cook over low heat for 1.5 to 2 hours. Stir occasionally and add a little tomato juice as needed if the sauce is too thick.
Finally, add enough tomato juice to give the sauce the right consistency.
The Finishing Touch
Remove bay leaves, thyme sprigs, and bacon rind. Mix the bolognese well and add a dash of milk or cream if necessary; this will smooth and soften the sauce. Finally, season with salt, pepper and sugar.
What Meat For The Bolognese?
Meat is the key ingredient for great flavor in a Bolognese sauce, so it needs to be of good quality and not too low in fat. You can use organic ground beef or ground pork, or combine it with some ground beef like in our recipe. Even slightly grated bacon, like pancetta, provides a hearty flavor.
How Do You Season A Bolognese?
You can refine your Bolognese with the following spices:
Bolognese: What Should You Serve With It?
Bolognese pasta is traditionally served. The noodles can be spaghetti, then you get a delicious spaghetti bolognese, but tagliatelle or penne also taste great and soak up the sauce well. Complete the dish perfectly with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.