Belcampo Braised Bolognese

Our Belcampo Bolognese recipe uses a beef to pork ratio of 2:1. This is our favorite blend for the sauce because it creates a creamier and more flavorful sauce. Pork has more sugar and finer fibers in the muscles than beef and adds the creaminess to the sauce. The beef adds a bigger, beefy flavor that balances the sweetness of the Pork. 1:1 Ratio sauces often end up too sweet for our tastes and need to be balanced with vinegar

Belcampo Braised Bolognese

Our Belcampo Bolognese recipe uses a beef to pork ratio of 2:1. This is our favorite blend for the sauce because it creates a creamier and more flavorful sauce. Pork has more sugar and finer fibers in the muscles than beef and adds the creaminess to the sauce. The beef adds a bigger, beefy flavor that balances the sweetness of the Pork. 1:1 Ratio sauces often end up too sweet for our tastes and need to be balanced with vinegar

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 quart tomato puree
  • 1 quart Bone Broth (or water) 
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • Fresh rosemary 
  • Rinds of good quality parmesan cheese
  • Shredded parmesan cheese

STEP-BY-STEP

  • 1. Heat a large cast iron skillet or casserole pan over medium heat. Add ground pork and brown for approximately, 7 minutes, breaking it apart as it cooks.
  • 2.  Remove pork from pan and set aside. Add one pound of your ground to the pan to brown in the rendered pork fat; once it has a nice color on it, remove from the pan (it does not need to be cooked through at this point). Add the final pound of ground beef to the pan and repeat the process.
  • 3.  Once the final pound of beef is browned, add all ingredients to the pan and reduce to a simmer.
  • 4.  Cook on a low heat for 2-3 hours, adding additional water as needed. 
  • 5.  While Bolognese is cooking, prepare 1-3 pounds dried pasta according to package directions. Reserve some of the cooking water when you drain noodles.
  • 6. To serve bolognese, add some of the reserved pasta water back into the drained noodles (this will help the sauce and noodles combine well). Toss sauce and noodles in a large pot; serve hot with fresh grated parmesan cheese.