One of my readers recently asked me for a good Meat Sauce recipe. This is a loyal one that I have been making for years. You can have it on the table ready to eat in about an hour and fancy ingredients aren’t necessary. Chances are you have everything to make this in your fridge right now. It’s a real hearty and satisfying sauce flavored with green peppers, onions, garlic and plenty of dried herbs.
You might be tempted to call this Bolognese but fuhgettaboutit! For it to be a true Bolognese wine is a requirement. It’s just Meat Sauce. I don’t like carrot in my sauce. I thought you should know. Time and again I see carrot in authentic Italian Sauce recipes. It made me think I was missing out on something. I tried it. Once. I shouldn’t have. My Grandma didn’t use carrot in hers and neither does my Ma. Now I know why. This is best served with Pasta that has nooks and crannies for all the tasty little tidbits to hide in: Penne, Farfalle, Campanelle, Cavatappi, Fusilli, Rigatoni, Rotini, Orechhiette. Will work with long, skinny noodles, too.
Someday I’ll give you a fancy Bolognese but for now I give you this. I’m even giving away my secret ingredient. Can you guess what it is?