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#59634 - 24 Aug 07 12:20 Ancient Scicilian Bolognaise Sauce
Dilli Offline
Pujangga Besar

Registered: 26 Feb 06
Posts: 8044
Loc: Nearest Bar
One Bottle Chardonnay
1lb best minced beef
8 rashers of smoked bacon sliced and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
Level teaspoon salt
Glass of red wine
Teaspoon dried oregano
Tin of tomatoes
Large tube or half a tin of tomato puree (I use loads!)
Black pepper
Olive oil
Handful fresh basil

Open Bottle of Chardonnay and pour drink

In a large pan, fry off the minced beef, bacon, onion and garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the wine and reduce to nothing, add the oregano, tinned tomatoes and tomato puree. (I think that the tomato puree is important for flavour and it thickens the sauce.)

Pour another drink

Add the salt and some freshly ground black pepper, bring it to the boil and simmer gently for a couple of hours. Add some ripped up fresh basil just before serving.

Serve the sauce with pasta

Open another bottle of Chardonnay - Enjoy!
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#59636 - 24 Aug 07 12:42 Re: Ancient Scicilian Bolognaise Sauce [Re: Dilli]
riccardo Offline
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Registered: 12 Oct 05
Posts: 2195
Loc: Jakarta
How can something be from both Bologna and Sicily -- 2 wildly different regions/cultures?? Sounds more like British-style sauce with all the meat and onions dominating the flavor and the thick sauce.

Nonetheless, whatever you want to name it, it sounds delicious in its own right.
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#59637 - 24 Aug 07 12:46 Re: Ancient Scicilian Bolognaise Sauce [Re: riccardo]
Dilli Offline
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Registered: 26 Feb 06
Posts: 8044
Loc: Nearest Bar
"All my Italian food recipes are Sicilian family secrets -- so I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to share those."

I was taking the piss!

And yes, it does taste good!
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