Rigatoni Bolognese

My favorite Italian sauce is Bolognese, but I had never tried to make it! I searched for the best recipe that matched what I appreciate about it, and ended up combining a couple. The main recipe came from sarcasticcooking.com, but I added to it a little. The sauce is thick and heavy, add a half cup of pasta water if you want it a little thinner, but to me it is just right for winter.

Rigatoni Bolognese

1 T olive oil

2-3 beef short ribs

3/4 lb ground chuck

1 diced yellow onion

3 cloves garlic, diced

3T tomato paste

1/2 c red wine

1 c low sodium beef broth

1 14oz can tomato sauce

2 28oz cans crushed or diced tomatoes

4 sprigs fresh thyme

1 bay leaf

1/2 t crushed red pepper

1t oregano

1t fresh rosemary

salt and pepper to taste

Add oil to a large dutch oven, warm for a couple of minutes and add salted and peppered short ribs and ground beef to medium heat. Brown until the ground beef is done throughout. Remove the meat and add onions into the grease, cook until translucent. Add garlic and tomato paste, cook for three minutes. Add the red wine and cook at medium heat, scraping any bits off the bottom of the pan. Allow to thicken (about 3-5 minutes) and add all the rest of the ingredients, including putting the meat back in. Simmer uncovered on medium-low for 4 hours.

Remove the short ribs and cut the meat off the bone, returning the meat back into the sauce. Cover and cook another 1-2 hours. Remove bay leaf and thyme sprigs and serve with your favorite pasta. I used extra large rigatoni for fun! Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top, if desired.

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  1. This looks amazing! 🙂

    On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 12:01 PM howsyourlovelife wrote:

    > howsyourlovelife posted: ” My favorite Italian sauce is Bolognese, but I > had never tried to make it! I searched for the best recipe that matched > what I appreciate about it, and ended up combining a couple. The main > recipe came from sarcasticcooking.com, but I added to it a lit” >

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