The finest Bolognese is the result of the freshest ingredients simmered over time... in the end the sauce gels and the flavours fuse...

Nothing is more comforting than a pot of heartwarming, aromatic Bolganese slow cooking on the stove. The slow cooking of the recipe tenderizes the meats and reduces the sauce to cling to the spaghetti beautifully.  

Get your favourite red wine, we suggest a good Cabernet Sauvignon, invite some friends over and call it a night.

Prop styling Mari Loewen. Recipe & food styling Marisa Curatolo. Photography Cory Aronec.

Prop styling Mari Loewen. Recipe & food styling Marisa Curatolo. Photography Cory Aronec.

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  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 small carrot, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, minced
  • 1 ounce pancetta, minced
  • 1 pound ground milk-fed veal
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans whole San Marzano tomatoes

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 package spaghetti, cooked according to package directions

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 1 crusty bread loaf

Preparation

Melt butter in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery; cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add pancetta and cook 7 minutes. Add ground meats and cook until mixture breaks up but is not yet browned. Add milk and bring to simmer, cook 15 minutes. Add white wine, squeeze tomatoes through fingers into pot. Reduce heat to low and partially cover. Cook 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper. 

To serve, cook pasta according to package directions in well-salted boiling water. Drain and divide into serving dishes, top with meat sauce and Parmesan cheese.

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