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Pappardelle Bolognese Recipe

Pappardelle Bolognese Recipe

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This Bolognese recipe is the Southern Italian style where we don’t add carrots and celery and tastes delicious!
4.57 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Pappardelle pasta or whichever you prefer
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Onion chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 25 oz Tomato puree homemade tomato sauce, or I recommend Mutti Tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Dry white wine like Sauvignon Blanc
  • 5 Basil leaves
  • Parsley
  • 2 oz Olive oil
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Begin by pouring a couple tablespoons of olive oil into a dutch oven. Add the meat and cook until all of the water is removed and the meat has browned. Make sure to continuously stir, using a wooden spoon, to cook evenly. You know it is ready when you only see oil left in the pan.
  • Next, mix in the tomato paste and then add in the garlic and onion. Mix continuously for about two minutes.
  • Pour in the wine. Let simmer for about 4 minutes until the alcohol is evaporated.
  • Pour in the tomato sauce. Add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Break apart the basil leaves using your fingers to your desired size and add into the sauce. Mix all together and simmer over a very low flame for at least an hour. The longer it cooks, the more flavorful.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in some sea salt and cook your pappardelle as per the package instructions. Strain the pasta and then add into the sauce dutch oven.
  • Mix the pappardelle bolognese all together. Serve in a dish, sprinkle some parsley on top and some freshly grated pecorino cheese and enjoy. Salute! Cin cin!
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