Comforting Beef Bolognese

By Giant Eagle

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours

Directions:

Heat large sauté pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add oil to coat pan. Cook onion, carrot and celery until onions start to become transparent, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic, bacon and ground beef; break up and cook until no pink remains.

Add wine and stir 2 minutes, scraping any brown bits from bottom of pan. Add tomato paste, stock, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, simmering for 1 hour uncovered, stirring occasionally.

Heat milk in separate saucepan over medium heat until hot to the touch without boiling, 2-3 minutes. (or microwave milk for 1 1/2 minutes on high.) Stir milk into sauce about a 1/4 cup at a time until absorbed. Simmer, nearly covered, for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Combine pasta with half of the Bolognese sauce and parsley; then plate, topping with remaining sauce, parsley and grated cheese to taste.