Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce


For the summer months i.e. July and August, the South Arm Community Kitchen is held in other locations as the kitchen in the South Arm Community Center is fully booked for summer activities. For the month of July, the South Arm Community Ktichen is held at the Gilmore Park Church kitchen. Thank you Gilmore Park Church for accommodating us.

Minoo shared a Bolognese Sauce recipe in the kitchen. We served the sauce over spaghetti.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (we omitted this)
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork (we substituted this with beef)
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushroom, sliced
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 (28 ounce) can Italian plum tomatoes
  • 6 ounces tomato sauce (we substituted this with 2 tablespoons tomato paste)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (we substituted this chicken stock)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound pasta (we used spaghetti)


Source: South Arm Community Kitchen


Instructions

Chop, slice, shred or mince all the ingredients.
In a large skillet, warm oil over medium heat and saute bacon (if using), onion and garlic until bacon is browned and crisp; set aside. Since we did not use bacon, we add the carrots and celery to the onion mixture and continue to stir fry for a couple minutes.
Add the beef and pork (if using). Break up the meat with a wooden spatula. Season with basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Add chicken stock.
Add the mushroom.
Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste. Cover and reduce heat and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally.
Serve sauce over hot pasta.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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