Fettuccine with Sausage Meat Bolognese

Traditional bolognese is an easy weeknight recipe for a rich and satisfying meal. Bolognese is a sauce, known in Italy as ragu. It is a meat based sauce from Bologna, Italy. It is often served over a flat shaped pasta such as tagliatelle, lasagne, pappardelle or fettuccine. It is a slow cooked sauce with onion, celery, carrot mixed with various ground meat. Tomatoes and wine are added to thicken the sauce and add body. Enjoy!

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1. Boil dried fettuccine in salted water, takes around 11 minutes to cook (depending on pasta)

2. Add olive oil to hot pan

3. Add shredded onions (1), shredded carrots (1-2) and chopped garlic (3 cloves), sweat until soft

4. Remove sausage (1lb) from the skin add crumbled meat to the middle of the pan. I used spicy italian pork sausage.

5. Add dried oregano, and season with salt and pepper

6. When the meat has slightly browned, add a tablespoon of tomato paste to the middle of the pan. Then add 250ml of red wine. Simmer till it is thickened.

7. Add 16oz of crushed tomatoes and a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce and again simmer till desired thickness.

8. Finish with grated parmesan cheese

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