This recipe is based on one from Antonio Carluccio’s cookbook Italian Feast which came out in 1996. I checked and it’s not really available to buy new any more but I did see some inexpensive second hand copies on Amazon.co.uk if you are interested.
Once I started making the bolognese sauce this way I never went back. The 3 twists in this recipe may surprise you:
- There’s no garlic!
- You don’t just use minced beef!
- There’s no red wine!
Stick with me, it’ll be worth it…
This recipe will make enough for 4-6 people, depending on hungry tummies.
- 1 onion
- A knob of butter
- Olive oil
- 500g minced beef
- 500g minced pork
- A glass of white wine
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
- 100ml of tomato passata
- Salt and pepper
- Grated parmesan or pecorino cheese for serving
I like to use a big cast iron pan as I slow cook this recipe and it just seems to cook best in a heavy pan. If using a lighter weight pan just keep an eye on it sticking.