This was my grandfather’s pasta bolognese recipe. Before him, it was his Italian aunt’s.
So this pasta bolognese recipe has been enjoyed around our family table for easily over a hundred years.
I never understand why people purchase those jarred bolognese sauces at the supermarket. Bolognese sauces are so easy to cook and they do make the house smell so nice while they’re cooking.
The secret to this sauce is the dried porcini mushrooms. My kids aren’t exactly mushroom fans so I cut the dried porcini up into small, unrecognisable pieces and they love it.
This pasta bolognese recipe should be enjoyed with pasta but not spaghetti! Or at least that was what I was told growing up and have since confirmed in my travels to Italy.
Meat sauces like this need to be enjoyed with pasta that will soak them and actually adhere to the sauce.
Pasta such as that you see above or penna would work perfectly.
Leave the spaghetti for your next seafood pasta. Far better.
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