did not enjoy this at all. yes, it was edible but was VERY disappointing. i thought it was going to be this rich, heavily spiced dish and it was very bland. there was barely any "sauce". the prep was not a big deal but by the time the meat had cooked, it was so greasy/liquidy, i had to drain it. THAT was disgusting and hot and not fun. i will eat the leftovers because i hate cooking and this will make several more meals for me but will not make again. i do not advise it to anyone. was more trouble than its worth.
I made this recipe for my family when they came to visit and everyone loved it. I doubled the milk, wine and tomato paste to give it more sauce. The veal and pork gave it a different taste then any other bolognese I've had. I will definitely be making this again.
This dish is not what I would normally think of when it comes to pasta with a meat sauce, however the taste was exellent. I served with a spring mix salad with dried cherries, walnuts, goat cheese and flavoured balsamic vinegar.
Definitely a good solid recipe. However I think adding some merlot or cabernet sauvignon would be good. The sauce certainly lacked a depth of flavor that I enjoy so much in Italian recipes. I like the Ragu Alla Bolognese with Fettuccine (another CL recipe) better. Not totally sure, but maybe putting the meat/veggie mixture in the crock pot this morning on low (instead of simmering for an hour as the recipe states, because I don't get home till 6PM some weeknights) made it flavorless. I'm not a big fan of crock pot cooking but I thought maybe putting it in the pot with all the seasonings would be fine. I think this recipe has potential, but I will leave that to someone else...I like my own meat sauce recipe better.
This is a tasty delight! An italian pasta recipe without any garlic or olive oil, who would have thought? It is easy to make and the ragu was even better warmed over the next day. Use the very best pasta you can get to complement this wonderful Bolognese ragu. A side salad creates a wonderful meal. Use an infuser ball for the spices if you don't have cheesecloth.