Homemade Bolognese Sauce-shared from The Pioneer Woman
1/2 cup olive oil( I did not use this much)
1 1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 large red onion, chopped(I used white)
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1-2 lbs ground beef
2 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp dried basil leaves
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1-2 cups red wine
1 cup milk
2 28 oz cans of whole tomatoes
Heat oil in a large dutch oven or skillet. Add in carrots and onions and cook for a few minutes. Make a well in the center of the mixture and add in the ground beef. Cook for a few minutes until browned gradually working into the carrot mixture.
Make another well and pour in wine. Stir to combine. Add Worcestershire and stir. Add in tomatoes and milk. Stir. Let simmer for 30 mins-2 hours. Serve over pasta(of your choice) and grated paremsan cheese.
**I did not have any tomato paste so this was a bit thinner than what it should have been. For some amazing pictures of the process make sure to check out Pioneer Woman...I'm not that talented in the picture making department. I am not sure that I have ever had a bolognese suace(we are tomato sauce people from a jar! I know the shame...) but this was really good for my first attempt. I did add some salt to the mixture as I felt it was needed and yes I burnt my tongue on it because I could not WAIT long enough for it to cool to try it. I may cut down the wine next time to 1 cup. We had the discussion of it reminding us of high school cafeteria food, but K reminded me that it was WAY better than that! It will definitely be made again. It does make quite a bit of sauce. It did thicken up after simmering on the stove for 2.5 hours!