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Rigatoni Bolognese

Rigatoni Bolognese
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Serves: 5
  • 1 box Banza Ziti
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 celery stalk roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 medium onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 pound ground sirloin
  • 1/4 pound ground pork
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red or white wine
  • 24 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  1. Place carrots, celery, garlic and onion in a food processor. Pulse until all the vegetables become a paste.
  2. Heat a large skillet to a medium heat. Add olive oil. Add vegetables paste and salt.
  3. Cook until veggies are softened, about five minutes.
  4. Add sirloin, pork and mushrooms. Cook until meat is browned and cooked through, making sure to break it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon as you go. (You want the meat to be in a small pieces as possible.) Season with a little bit of salt.
  5. Add tomato paste. Stir into veggie and meat. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add wine, cook until reduced, about one minute.
  7. Add in crushed tomatoes and sugar. Season with salt.
  8. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  9. Simmer for 30-45 minutes. If sauce reduces too much, add 1/2 cup water at a time.
  10. After 45 minutes the sauce should be thick and reduced.
  11. Cook ziti according to package directions.
  12. Serve pasta with sauce. Garnish with parmesan cheese.

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