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Classic Bologonese Recipe

Looking for an easy Classic Bologonese recipe? Learn how to make Classic Bologonese using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lennisa

Makes 8 servings



Recipe Courtesy of Emeril Lagasse Bologna's ragu is the most famous in Italy. According to the Bologna chapter of Italy's gastronomic society, L'Accademia Italiana della Cucina, this is the most typical and authentic-tasting rendition of the city's famed sauce.

Recipe Ingredients for Classic Bologonese

1/2 cup heavy cream
10 ounces pancetta
1 cup carrots
3/4 cup celery
1 cup onions
3/4 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground veal
1/2 cup white wine
1 tablespoon garlic
2 tablespoons tomato paste
10 tablespoons chicken stock
14 oz tomato sauce
1 cup whole milk

Recipe Directions for Classic Bologonese

  1. The building of a ragu involves three simple steps: browning the vegetables and meats, reducing flavorful liquids over the browned foods to build up layers of taste, then covering them with liquid and simmering gently until the flavors have blended and the meats are tender. Ragu`s should be rich without being heavy. A ragu is a meat sauce with tomato, it is not a tomato sauce with meat.

  2. In a small sauce pot, bring the cream up to a simmer and reduce by 1/3. About 6 tablespoons of cream should be remaining. In a sauce pot, render the pancetta over medium heat, about 8 minutes, or until almost all the fat is rendered. Stir in the carrots, celery, and onions. Season with salt and pepper. Saute the vegetables for about 3 minutes or until the vegetables are translucent. In a mixing bowl, combine the meats. Season the meats with salt and pepper. Increase the heat and stir in the meat. Brown the meat for 5 minutes, or until the meat is medium brown in color. Stir in the wine, garlic and diluted tomato paste, and reduce the heat to very low. Cook partially covered for 2 hours. From time to time stir in a tablespoon or so of the milk, by the end of the two hours the milk should be incorporated. Stir in the reduced cream. Season with salt and black pepper

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 272.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
407
Calories from Fat
212
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.6g
36%
Saturated Fat
9.1g
45%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
119mg
40%
Sodium
1229mg
51%
Potassium
835mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
9.3g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
5.9g
Protein
35.4g
Vitamin A 55% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 8% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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