Bolognese with Pasta


This delicious sauce is a true MEAT sauce with a rich wine based sauce. While it does have tomatoes it doesn’t use tomato sauce.

Serves 4:

2 pounds tortellini (or your favorite pasta)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onions, finely diced
1 Medium carrot, finely diced
1 stalk celery, finely diced or thin
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
8 ounces ground beef
8 ounces italian sausage
1 cup red wine
2 1/2 cups plum tomato, chopped and crushed
1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
1 teaspoon sage, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
Add celery, carrot, onion, garlic and cook gently for 5 minutes until translucent
Add beef and sausage to saucepan Cook 10 minutes over medium heat stirring occasionally
Add wine and stir to deglaze pan, reduce until wine has evaporated
Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients.
Simmer slowly for 1 hour.

Cook tortellini according to package directions drain
Toss hot pasta in sauce
Top with parmesan cheese
Serve immediately


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