Saturday, May 29, 2010

Giada's Simple Bolognese

I bought a package of Giada's Fusilli col Buco at Target several weeks ago, and decided to try one of the recipes from the back of the package: Simple Bolognese.

So easy. So good.

-1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
-1 medium onion, minced
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-1 celery stalk, minced
-1 carrot, peeled and minced
-1 lb. ground beef chuck
-1 (28-oz) can crushed tomatoes
-1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
-1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese

In saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery and carrot; saute until onion is tender, about 8 minutes. Increase hear to high, add ground beef; cook until no longer pink, breaking up large clumps, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, parsley, basil and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat until sauce thickens, about 30 minutes. Stir in cheese; season with more salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 1 quart

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