The Bucatini Bolognese Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

The Bucatini Bolognese is a classic Italian pasta dish that features a rich and flavorful meat sauce. The sauce is made with ground beef, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, and a blend of herbs and spices. It's simmered for hours to develop a deep and complex flavor. The sauce is then tossed with bucatini pasta, a thick and hollow spaghetti-like pasta that captures the sauce beautifully. It's a hearty and satisfying dish that is perfect for a cozy dinner.

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Non Vegdiet
3hr total
1hr Prep
2hr Cook
3hr total
1hr Prep
2hr Cook
The Bucatini Bolognese

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Ingredients for The Bucatini Bolognese Recipe

  • 0.33 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 0.17 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 0.33 Carrots, Finely Chopped
  • 0.33 Celery Stalks, Finely Chopped
  • 0.17 pound Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 0.33 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 0.17 can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 0.17 cup Beef Broth
  • 0.08 cup Red Wine
  • 0.17 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 0.17 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 0.08 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 0.17 pound Bucatini Pasta
  • as needed Grated Parmesan Cheese And Fresh Basil For Serving

Directions: The Bucatini Bolognese Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat and sauté onions, carrots, and celery until softened.
  • STEP 2.Add ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon.
  • STEP 3.Stir in garlic, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, beef broth, red wine, and a blend of herbs and spices.
  • STEP 4.Bring the sauce to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and let it cook for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • STEP 5.Cook bucatini pasta according to package instructions until al dente.
  • STEP 6.Drain the pasta and toss it with the Bolognese sauce.
  • STEP 7.Serve the Bucatini Bolognese with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

Cooking Tips

  • For a vegetarian version, you can substitute the ground beef with mushrooms or lentils.
  • If you prefer a smoother sauce, you can use an immersion blender to puree the sauce before adding the cooked pasta.
  • The longer you simmer the sauce, the more flavorful it will be. You can even let it cook for up to 4 hours for maximum flavor.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover Bucatini Bolognese can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To reheat, place the sauce in a saucepan over medium heat and cook until heated through.
  • Serve the Bucatini Bolognese with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese and a garnish of fresh basil.
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Recipe By Slurrp