Sunday, November 8, 2009

Spaghetti Bolognese - A Manly Meat Sauce

A great weekend meal, this hearty sauce has it all! Your meat, veggies and dairy, served atop spaghetti, or any pasta of your choice, and you have something from all 4 food groups!
This recipe comes from my new favorite cookbook, "Mad Hungry-Feeding Men & Boys"
The sauce is made up of ground beef or a combination of ground beef & pork, pancetta, carrots, celery, onion, red wine, cream, tomatoes & spices!

Start by heating olive oil in a pan and adding the onion, carrot and celery (commonly known in French cooking as a Mirepoix) to saute'.

Then you add the beef and pancetta and cook until browned.
Next comes the wine, then the rest of the ingredients! Gently simmer for about 40 minutes until the sauce has thickened!

About 10 minutes before the sauce is done, cook your spaghetti.

Right when the sauce is finished, stir in a little butter and serve the sauce over pasta with some freshly grated parmesan cheese!


  1. My goodness, John. Can you come to my house and cook? This looks like another wonderful meal.

  2. that doesn't look like "freshly grated parmesan cheese!" :P