Tender diced onions and carrots sauteed in olive oil and combined with flavorful ground pork and beef, simmered low and slow in a tasty tomato sauce spiked with balsamic vinegar make up the base of this flavorful Bolognese pasta sauce. Originated in Bologna, Italy, this hearty meat sauce is a quick take on the traditional, using ground pork in place of pancetta; it's saltier, cured cousin.
How To Make The Perfect Bolognese Sauce
We love this hearty pasta sauce recipe on a pasta that can hold its own against it, like pappardelle, bucatini or even gnocchi (mmm, gnocchi bolognese...). However, we made it with good ole spaghetti, because you can never go wrong with that. Whatever pasta you decide to try it on, just remember this: mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare.
By the way, Matching Food & Wine came up with six--count 'em, six--of the best wines that pair well with bolognese sauce. Personally, I like a nice zinfandel, which I think always goes well with a good red sauce.