Classic Bolognese Sauce
Why This Recipe Works
A good Bolognese sauce recipe should result in a thick, smooth sauce with rich, complex flavor. To get this complexity, we built our Bolognese recipe in layers, starting with just onions, carrots, and celery, sautéed in butter. Then we added a combination of ground beef, veal, and pork. For dairy in our Bolognese sauce recipe, we used milk, which added just enough dairy flavor to complement the meat flavor without adding too much richness. Once the milk was reduced, we added the white wine to the pot for a more robust sauce, followed by chopped whole canned tomatoes.