Virtually every Pasta Bolognese recipe has some variation of the same core ingredients; and, all of them are easy to make for a great meal with friends. I have decided to feature Giada's version of 'Simple Bolognese' which is just that--super simple!
Just add salad and garlic bread.
(Adapted from Giada's Cookbook 'Everyday Italian'.)
Large dutch oven or 5-qt saucepan.
Large saucepan for boiling pasta
Knife, for chopping
1-1/2 lbs of ground sirloin
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 celery stalk, finely diced
1 carrot, finely diced
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
28 oz of crushed tomatoes (like San Marzano or Cento)
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup of Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated
1. Wash your hands.
2. Prepare all of your vegetables before heating the skillet.
8. Add the crushed tomatoes, parsley, basil (I had to use 1 tsp dried instead), salt, and pepper.
10. Add the cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.
12. Invite a few friends to bring the salad and bread.