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Sep 18, 2015

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Fettuccine Bolognese

Active time:

Start To Finish:2 hours, 30 minutes


Yield: 4

Source: Adapted from Mario Batali in Gourmet or Bon Appetit Magazine

Can Be Made Ahead
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¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lb. ground veal
1 lb. ground pork
4 oz. pancetta or bacon, finely chopped
2 14½ oz. cans whole tomatoes in juice
1¾ cups chicken stock OR
1 14½ oz. can low-sodium chicken broth (or more)
½ cup whole milk
5 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
12 oz. fettuccine
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


Heat oil in a heavy large pot over medium heat. Add onions, celery and garlic and sauté until vegetables are tender and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Increase heat to high; add veal, pork and pancetta and sauté until meat is brown, breaking up meat with back of fork, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes with their juices, 1¾ cups stock, milk and thyme. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered 1 hour, 15 minutes, breaking up tomatoes with back of spoon, adding more stock if mixture is too thick and stirring occasionally. Season ragu to taste with salt and pepper.

Cook fettuccine in a large pot of boiling salted water just until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally. Drain. Add fettuccine to the pot with the ragu and toss to blend. Transfer to a large bowl. Sprinkle with ½ cup parmesan. Serve, passing remaining parmesan separately.

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