• 18 Ratings

This rich and homey meat sauce is the ultimate winter comfort food. Our spin is worth making it again and again.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 4-quart Dutch oven or deep skillet heat butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add pancetta; cook and stir until just starting to brown, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion. Cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add carrot and fennel. Cook 2 minutes more.

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  • Add the beef and pork to the Dutch oven. Season with salt and pepper. Using a fork, break up the meat (you want to retain some larger pieces for texture). Cook until browned. Add the wine. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer, uncovered, until the wine has evaporated, about 40 minutes.

  • Add the milk and nutmeg. Simmer, uncovered, until the milk has evaporated, about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Once the milk has evaporated, add the tomatoes; stir to combine. When the tomatoes just start to bubble, reduce heat to low and add the Parmesan rind. Cook, uncovered, 2 1/2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. As the sauce cooks, liquid will evaporate and the sauce will start to look dry. Add 1/2 cup water at a time (2 to 3 cups water total) and continue to simmer as liquid evaporates. Serve over hot cooked pasta.

Tips

Transfer mixture to an airtight storage container. Cover and chill up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

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Save the fennel bulb for another use.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; 28 g total fat; 11 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 12 g monounsaturated fat; 94 mg cholesterol; 444 mg sodium. 575 mg potassium; 8 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 23 g protein; 1 g trans fatty acid; 2158 IU vitamin a; 11 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 6 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 20 mcg folate; 2 mcg vitamin b12; 90 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Reviews

18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0