Original meat sauce from Bologna can be served on any pasta of choice served with Parmesan Cheese!

Can be used in Lasagna!

Original Recipe from Bologna, Italy

2 Carrot’s diced
2 Celery stalks diced
1 Onion diced
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 pound ground meat
1/2 cup red wine (optional)
2 28 ounces tomato sauce (unseasoned)
1/2 cup milk
1 cup water
1 1/2 tsp salt

In a separate large pan combine vegetables, meat and oil and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break to pieces the

Sofritto! The base for Bolognese and Lasagna Recipes

ground beef and to combine with vegetables. Add wine and cover for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to Medium low, add sauce, milk, water and salt, cover with pan lid slightly tilted for vapor to escape. Allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes. Add basil leaves allow to cook another 10 minutes. Remove from heat.


Serve with favorite pasta and top with Parmesan Cheese!

Consider using this recipe in Lasagna recipes. Add 1 extra 28 oz (700 ml) of sauce for a count of 3 + 1 cup of water!

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