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Nonna Nanda’s Ragu’ alla Bolognese

“Ragu” is the traditional italian meat-based  tomato sauce, commonly served with pasta and used for prepare “Lasagne alla Bolognese”.It taste even better when made one day ahead.

Ingredients:

1 little onion finely chopped

1 little carrot finely chopped

1 little celery stalk finely chopped

5 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoon of butter

1 beef bouillon cube

30 oz of organic tomato sauce (vine ripened tomatoes)

half pund ground beef meat

half pound pork ground meat (for a lighter taste and better for the children use half pound ground chicken instead of pork)

1 cup of red wine

one pinch of ground black pepper

3  basil leaf (washed and dried)

Directions:

Put the Olive oil,the butter, the chopped onion carrot and celery in a saucepan and heat until the onion became golden, then reduce the heat and add all the ground meats and stir constantly.Add the red wine , simmer until reduced (about 2 minutes) then add the tomato sauce, the beef bouillon cube, the basil and the black pepper.Reduce the heat as low as possible,cover the pan with the lid.Cook for at least one hour and remember to stir very often.If the sauce became too thick add a a glass of hot water.

Buon Appetito =)

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