Makes 4 serves - Preparation time 25 minutes - cooking time at least 2 hours
olive oil, 5 T
1 onion, roughly chopped
2 sticks celery, diced
1 carrot, peeled and chopped finely
1 garlic clove, crushed
300g beef mince
300g pork mince or sausage
salt and black pepper
1 tbsp chopped thyme
1 bay leaf
1 cup red wine
3 tbsp tomato paste
350g tomato sauce
1 cup water
½ cup of milk
4 Tablespoons fresh grated Parmesan (optional)
MAKING THE SAUCE
Heat a large pot until hot and add the olive oil.
Suate the onion until translucent.
Add celery, carrot and garlic and cook until softened.
Add the mince and cook until browned all over. Season with salt and pepper.
Add thyme and bay leaf.
Add the wine, mix well and let it evaporate on a high flame.
Add the tomato paste, stir well, then add tomato sauce.
Finally add the water and bring to the boil. Cover and let it simmer away for at least two/three hours (actually the more it cooks the better will taste, my grandmother used to cook it for 5 hours, so don’t be in a hurry!), or until the beef is tender.
A few minutes before turning the flame off add the milk and stir gently. The milk will make the meat more tender.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook tagliatelle until tender, about 2 minutes.
Toss with sauce, sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.
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