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Chuck’s Bolognese

Easy, Moderate, Complex

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 27 minutes
Inactive Prep time:
Yield: 6 servings



  1. For the Bolognese: Heat oil in a large pan and sauté the onions and carrots until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, thyme and chili flakes. Sautéfor 2 more minutes. Add 1/2 cup (125 ml) of veal stock into the vegetable mixture.
  2. Slowly add ground beef, veal and pork, stirring and adding more veal stock when necessary to keep the meat moist.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add milk and stir.  Continue cooking for about 2 minutes or until half of the liquid has evaporated. Add tomato paste, remaining veal stock and continue cooking until desired thickness.  Adjust seasoning.
  4. Cook pasta in salted boiling water, about 8 minutes.  Drain and mix with butter then add the sauce, chive and basil.  Mix well. 
  5. For Serving: Pasta, Bolognese and garnish with grated Pecorino cheese.