A friend from Italy shared with me this super simple recipe for the best Bolognese Sauce I ever had. I already made it a few times and love it a lot. It has only 8 ingredients (including everything) and is so delicious. The trick is, to cook it for at least three hours and use really good ingredients. Because of the long cooking time I like to make a big batch to freeze it and have it on hand whenever I want to eat it.
WHAT YOU NEED (serves 6 to 7)
- 500g (1 pound) ground beef
- 2 bottles crushed tomatoes (mine are 700g / 1.5pound) each
And for the Swiss folks here, I highly recommend Cirio from Coop.
- 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine (you don't have to measure it, just add a little bit)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 0.5 teaspoon pepper
- (optional: ground chili)
- fresh basil
Heat your pan with olive oil and add the finely chopped garlic. Let it cook on low heat for a few minutes and extinguish with red wine. Add the beef and let it cook over medium heat until everything is evenly brown. Then strain it through a sieve to remove the extra water and put it back in the pan.
Add the crushed tomatoes and season it with salt and pepper. We like it a little bit spicy over here so I also add some ground chili. Let it simmer over low heat for 3 to 4 hours. Check from time to time if you need to add some water. Try it before you serve it and season it with salt and/or pepper again if needed.
Serve it with your favorite pasta (mine is Penne or Spaghetti) and some fresh basil on top. I also like mine with grated Parmesan.