I am excited to have another friend guest posting for me today. I met Chung-Ah from Damn Delicious at Mixed last fall. She is so unbelievably sweet and her blog is filled with some of the most delicious food I've ever seen. No exaggeration..... like this Pancetta Mac and Cheese Panini ! Oh crap right? Or these Bacon-Wrapped Chili Cheese Dogs. I just about died when I saw those dogs...And yet again Chung-Ah doesn't disappoint my stomach....
Hi everyone! It's Chung-Ah from Damn Delicious, and I am so thrilled to be guest-posting here for Carrie. She was one of the first blogs that I followed and every time I came to her page, she had me drooling in seconds! I mean have you seen her French Onion Soup Macaroni and Cheese and Samoa Crack Dip?
Well today I share with you my all-time favorite kind of comfort food: homemade bolognese cooked low and slow. It comes together quite easily and makes the house smell amazing while it's cooking. It also yields enough servings to feed a small army so this would go perfectly at your next dinner party or a big family dinner without having to slave away in the kitchen all night long. I'm sure your guests would greatly appreciate a plate of this and be begging for seconds. After all, who can turn down a bowl of pasta filled with a hearty, tender meat sauce with a side of crusty bread and a glass of red wine?
Bolognese Sauce with Cloves and Cinnamon
Yields 8-10 servings
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 small onion, chopped
- Kosher salt, to taste
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 6-8 cloves
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves, plus more for garnish
- Cooked spaghetti, for serving
- Grated Parmesan, for serving
- Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat. Add garlic and saute until the edges are golden, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, to taste.
- Add beef and cook until browned, about 5-10 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; season with salt, to taste.
- Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, cinnamon sticks and cloves.
- Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, with lid slightly ajar, until sauce has thickened, about 90-120 minutes.
- Stir in parsley.