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Bolognese Sauce

Photo: Kate Sears
Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 8 hrs, 30 mins
Yield

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 28-oz. cans crushed tomatoes

Nutrition Information

  • calories 313
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 6 g
  • protein 27 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 82 mg
  • sodium 822 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrot and cook, stirring, until vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Turn heat to high, add beef and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

  2. Pour in milk and wine and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook at a lively simmer until most of liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes.

  3. Transfer mixture to slow cooker, stir in tomatoes, cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Remove cover, stir and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 30 minutes longer.