Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pasta Bolognese

Oh Mamma Mia! This is one of my favorite sauces when I want something heavier than a marinara sauce ! As this was simmering on the stove last night, I couldn't believe I let a few months slip by without making this... shame on me !!!!!!!!!!!!

Pasta Bolognese {by Giada De Laurentiis }

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 celery stalk, coarsely chopped
1 carrot, coarsely chopped
1 pound ground chuck beef
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley, chiffonade
8 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano ( I use Parmesan Reggiano )


In a 6 quart pot, add extra-virgin olive oil. When almost smoking, add the onion and garlic and saute over medium heat until the onions become very soft, about 8 minutes. Add the celery and carrot and saute for 5 minutes. Raise heat to high and add the ground beef. Saute, stirring frequently and breaking up any large lumps and cook until meat is no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Add the tomatoes, parsley and basil and cook over medium low heat until the sauce thickens, about 1/2 hour. Finish bolognese with Pecorino Romano. Check for seasoning.

Serve hot.

{participating in DIY Day over at a soft place to land, and Foodie Friday hosted by the wonderful Designs by Gollum !}

27 comments:

Janet said...

One of my favorite sauces and I make it almost identical to yours! great minds think alike??

RCUBEs said...

Pasta with this great sauce? Yummy...God bless. Thank you for sharing the awesome recipe. One of my favorites.

Holly said...

This looks like the ultimate comfort food:)
The Peppered Pantry~

KATHY said...

Hi, that looks so yummy! I want to try this....Kathy

Pam said...

This is my favorite recipe too! The only thing I do differently is that I do the carrots, celery and onion in the food processor so they are more finely chopped.

Kate said...

I have never made a bolognese sauce. I think it is about time that I try it! This sounds wonderful.

Ashleigh said...

I never thought to put carrots in this kind of sauce before. Looks great!

julie said...

I made this tonight! Thanks for passing on the recipe! We all loved it too!

Chocolate Freckles said...

This looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!

Sophie said...

MMMMMM,...your pasta blognaise looks so tasty & appetizing too!

Yum Yum Yum!

simpledaisy said...

yummy...yum...yum..yum:)
Who doesn't love italian?!?!?
The ultimate comfort food~

Sherry said...

I am lovin that. I love to watch Giada cook. She is a treat with all her fantastic Italian dishes.
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Thanks!
Sherry

Trish said...

This sounds so very good. Please tell me...what is chiffonade? Am I going to be embarrassed for asking that?

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Oh yum! I love Giada and bolognese is my hubby's favourite.

Julie said...

Good morning! So glad I found your lovely blog today! Love the beautiful photos and the delicious-looking recipes!

I'm your newest follower & I'll be back often...hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Jenilee said...

Mmmm! sounds so good!

Between You and Me said...

OM Goodness...I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog so that I could find yours!!! I am now a proud follower...can't wait to try out all your yummy recipes!!!!

Leslie said...

What a simple and delicious sauce!!!

LDH said...

This does look good! Giada is one of my favorite. I have 3 of her cook books right now from my local library!

Betty Jo said...

This sounds wonderful and I'll surely try it. I only eat rice pasta, but I'm sure this will be wonderful on it. Thanks for your visit to my "new" blog!

Erica said...

I love pasta bolognese! Your recipe sounds delicious!

grace said...

i like my pasta sauces to be meaty and full of veggies, so this is quite ideal! what a lovely plate of food, queen b. :)

Mildred said...

It's dreary and rainy here in GA this morning and this sounds like it would be so good and make our home smell wonderful. Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter.

À LA GRAHAM said...

I love this and pretty much any one of Giada's recipe...thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

This sauce sounds FANTASTIC!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a great Pasta Bolognese. Giada rocks.
Sam

Amy said...

This sounds heavenly! I can't wait to try it!

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