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Classic Ragu Bolognese with Pasta

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  Butter 2 Ounce (60 Gram)
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Unsmoked streaky bacon/Unsmoked pancetta 2 Ounce, finely chopped (60 Gram)
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Carrot 1 , finely chopped
  Stalk celery 1 , finely chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped
  Bay leaf 1
  Lean chuck steak 1 Pound, coarsely minced (500 Gram)
  Tomato puree 2 Tablespoon
  Red wine 5 Fluid Ounce (150 Milliliter)
  Meat stock/Water 5 Fluid Ounce (150 Milliliter)
  Milk 5 Fluid Ounce (150 Milliliter)
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
  Nutmeg To Taste
  Dried pasta 1 Pound (500 Gram)
  Freshly grated parmesan 2 Ounce (To Serve)

Melt butter and oil in a large, heavy-based pot over medium-high heat.
Add pancetta and cook, stirring frequently, until coloured, 5 minutes.
Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic and bay leaf and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, 8 minutes.
Add minced steak and cook, crumbling with a fork to break up, until browned.
Turn heat to medium.
Add tomato puree and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
Add wine and stock or water.
Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to very low.
Simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally and adding milk 2 tbsp at a time every 20-30 minutes.
Cook until thick and rich, 2 hours.
Add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until firm to the bite.
Add drained pasta to hot ragu.
Toss well to coat.
Serve immediately with parmesan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 633 Calories from Fat 226

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.6%

Saturated Fat 10.2 g51.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 80.9 mg27%

Sodium 482.3 mg20.1%

Total Carbohydrates 62 g20.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.6 g14.6%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 32 g63.7%

Vitamin A 41.4% Vitamin C 5.4%

Calcium 15.3% Iron 10.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Classic Ragu Bolognese With Pasta Recipe