Works as written. Perfect lazy Sunday family meal. Low mess, low fuss extremely rich meal. Paired my sauce with casarecce and it worked great.
This is a delicate-tasting, almost creamy meat sauce. It doesn’t “pop” with assertive flavours; rather, it provides richness and depth to lasagne, and turns a bowl of polenta, spaghetti or penne into pure comfort food. A good sprinkling of Parmesan cheese is essential.
This recipe is extremely flavorful and I have enjoyed making it over many years (and the cookbook it is from). This is yet another delicious Marcella Hazan classic recipe. I save this recipe for a day I am home all day so I can let it cook all afternoon (these days, that is any day!) Great dish for an icy cold day. There are never leftovers. The cookbook this is from is worth a place on your bookshelf.
I will tell you what I thought of this recipe. I spent a good 5 hours from start to finish to produce this most disappointing mess. There are no spices other than salt & pepper. I should have put a can of plum tomatoes in the blender added salt & pepper & the onion, celery, & carrot and cooked some ground chuck and added it to the mess. Covid must have effected all of your taste buds. Because this mess had no taste at all just tomatoes. Even my dinner guests agreed . This didn't deserve even 1 star.
Ground beef in a Bolognese? Sacrilege!