Classic Bolognese Sauce

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 1999

For the richest flavor and the most tender meat, simmer a mix of chuck, pork, and veal in milk, then wine, then add canned tomatoes with their juice.

SERVES 4 to 6 (Makes 3 cups, enough to sauce 1 lb pasta)

TIME 3¾ hours

Classic Bolognese Sauce

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

A good Bolognese sauce recipe should result in a thick, smooth sauce with rich, complex flavor. To get this complexity, we built our Bolognese recipe in layers, starting with just onions, carrots, and celery, sautéed in butter. Then we adde...

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