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Imagine a sauce so rich, so delicious that it will make your house smell absolutely wonderful! Mmmm, I can just smell it now! This Bolognese Sauce is a take on a recipe that I got from my favorite cookbook Lidia’s Italian American Table. I absolutely love this book and have made so many recipes from it, and it definitely shows because there are stains and little tears all over the book. I highly recommend Lidia’s Italian American Table.
Bolognese Sauce takes at least 2 hours to cook to get the full flavor of the meat. I cooked it for 2 1/2 hours, but don’t let that scare you, it is well worth the time! It’s a real old fashioned Bolognese Sauce that I know you will love. It’s not very difficult to make at all, but as I said it takes a bit of time so put on some nice Italian music and enjoy! Mangia!
Bring to a boil, then lower the heat so the sauce is at a lively simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is dense but juicy and a rich, dark red color. (Most likely a noticeable layer of oil will float to the top toward thee end of cooking). This will take about 2 to 3 hours..the longer you cook it, the better it will become. While the sauce is cooking, add hot water as necessary to keep the meats and vegetables covered. The oil can be removed with a spoon and reincorporated into the sauce which is done traditionally.
*the sauce can be made the day before and skim the fat off the top.