Fettuccine Alla Bolognese (Noodles with Bolognese Sauce)

Fettuccine Alla Bolognese (Noodles with Bolognese Sauce)

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Bologna is one of the gastronomic centres of Italy, and ragu bolognese is probably one of its most notable contributions to Italian cuisine. The fettuccine which traditionally is served with it, is supposed to have been created in honour of the marriage of Lucretia Borgia to the Duke of Farrara.
Servings: 6
Calories: 628

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb Fettuccine
  • 1 oz Butter
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese grated

ragu bolognese

  • 1 oz Butter
  • 1 Tbs Olive oil
  • 4 oz Lean ham finely chopped
  • 1 Medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 Carrot finely chopped
  • 1 Celery stalk finely chopped
  • 8 oz Minced ground beef
  • 4 oz Chicken livers cleaned and chopped
  • 14 oz Canned peeled tomatoes drained
  • 3 Tbs Tomato puree paste
  • 5 floz Dry white wine
  • 10 floz Chicken stock
  • 1 tsp Dried basil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • First make the ragu. Melt the butter with the oil in a saucepan. Add the ham and vegetables and fry, stirring and turning occasionally, until the vegetables are brown. Stir in the minced (ground) beef and fry until it loses its pinkness. Add all the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer the ragu for 1 hour, or until it is very thick and smooth. Remove the bay leaf. (For an extra smooth finish, the sauce may be pureed in a blender.)
  • Meanwhile, cook the fettuccine in boiling, salted water for 5 to 7 minutes, or until 'al dente', or just tender. Drain the fettuccine in a colander, then transfer to a warmed, deep serving bowl. Add the butter and, using two large spoons, toss gently until the butter melts.
  • Pour over the ragu and serve at once, with the grated cheese.
Calories: 628 kcal
Carbohydrates: 63 g
Protein: 30 g
Fat: 26g
Saturated Fat: 11 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 196 mg
Sodium: 459 mg
Potassium: 707 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 6 g
Vitamin A: 4277 IU
Vitamin C: 13 mg
Calcium: 186 mg
Iron: 5 mg
Cuisine Italian
Ingredients Noodle recipes, Pasta
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