What are the main ingredients for the perfect Bolognese sauce or Ragu alla Bolognese? Ground meat ( Beef or veal and sometimes pork),the classic soffritto (brounise of celery, carrots and onions), tomato paste and wine. In my recipe I use minced beef and I avoid wine. I prepare this recipe twice a month and freeze whatever is left after making lasagna that get freeze as well. Let’s get started then. Follow this step by step recipe and prepare the best Bolognese sauce ever. For full list of ingredients visit Basic recipes .
Heat oil and add cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves.
Add brunoise of onion, carrots and celery. Saute till vegetables are half way cooked.
Add meat to the vegetables. Make sure that the pan is very hot and that all the moist from the vegetables has been evaporated.
Braise for another 10 minutes. Keep stirring the sauce.
Add tomato paste. Mix well to the minced meat.
Reduce the heat to minimum and cover with a lead. Simmer for 2 hours.
Adjust seasoning and here is your Bolognese sauce ready to be used for pasta or lasagne.