When it comes to meat sauces, ragù Bolognese is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. To arrive at this version, I started with Barbara Lynch's great recipe, adding a few tweaks here and there to enhance meatiness and texture (hello pancetta, gelatin, and fish sauce!), and employing a unique oven-based cooking technique that develops rich browned flavors all while maintaining the tender, silky texture that the best sauces have. This is the kind of sauce that will leave you and your loved ones weak in the knees.
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A rich and hearty mushroom, tomato, and red wine ragù perfect for a cold winter day.
A quick and easy weeknight one-pot spaghetti with turkey bolognese. The meaty secret? A splash of Asian fish sauce added right at the end to amp up the umami.
This easy-to-make spaghetti sauce is the ultimate in comfort fare with its rich, tart personality and down-home meaty richness.
Umami-rich ingredients add meaty flavor to this lower fat version of a classic bolognese.
Yesterday, Boston correspondent Liz Bomze wrote about chef Barbara Lynch's sauce Bolognese, which she serves at No. 9 Park and her other Boston restaurants. I stupidly wrote in the comments that you could email me and I'd send you the recipe when I should've just outright shared the recipe with all of you right here in the first place.
Easy to make and blessedly light, the sauce is a hearty, veggie-packed weeknight alternative to meat-heavy ragus. The flavor deepens after a few nights in the fridge, and a sprinkling of parmesan gives it even more depth, plus a pleasing cheesiness.
"Ragù Bolognese is the king of all meat sauces." [Photos: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Following this week's ricotta-fest, I found myself with a few quarts of the stuff left over. There's only so much queso fresco, paneer, or ricotta salata one...
"I didn't expect this sauce to taste nearly as good as it did." [Photograph: Caroline Russock] Call it what you will: ragu, bolognese, or Sunday night dinner—nothing satisfies like a plate of pasta with a meaty red sauce. But a...
Bolognese is my favorite sauce for pasta, and from fall until spring I'll always have a batch on hand. It's an all day project that involves lots of chopping, browning, and slow simmering, but it's one that I enjoy immensely....