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Fettuccine with Bolognese Sauce

Real Simple FEBRUARY 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Other:45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diceed
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 pound pancetta, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 14½-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Preparation

In a Dutch oven, over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add the celery, carrot, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes more. Add the pancetta and cook for 5 minutes, then add the beef and cook until brown. Add the wine and the remaining ingredients and simmer for 45 minutes. Serve with cooked fettuccine. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

To Freeze: Omit the pasta and the Parmesan. Let the sauce cool, then ladle it into resealable freezer bags. Store for up to 3 months.

To Reheat: Thaw the sauce overnight in the refrigerator or thaw partially in the microwave. Warm in a covered saucepan over medium-low heat for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the pasta. Spoon the sauce over it and sprinkle with Parmesan.

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