1 pound Boulder Sausage Italian Ground
(mild or spicy)
1 pound ground chuck beef
2 slices of Boulder Sausage uncured bacon
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped
3 stalks of celery, coarsely chopped
3 carrots, coarsely chopped
2 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
2-3 sprigs rosemary leaves plucked and chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano
1. Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil into a large saucepan on a medium heat. Add the bacon and fry until golden and crisp.
2. Reduce the heat and add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic and rosemary, then fry for 10 mins. Stir often until vegetables soften.
3. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the pork and beef and continue stirring for 3-4 mins until the meat is browned.
4.Add the tomatoes, chopped basil, oregano, and parsley. Cook over medium low heat until the sauce thickens, Stirring occasionally
5.Bring to the boil, reduce to a gentle simmer and cover with a lid. Cook for at least 1 hr 30 mins stirring occasionally, until you have a rich, thick sauce. Add the Parmesan, check the seasoning and stir.
6. When the Bolognese is nearly finished cook the spaghetti following the instructions on the package. Drain the spaghetti. Plate and top with Bolognese sauce. Serve with Parmesan, the extra basil leaves and crusty bread.