There are few things I like better on this planet than a good, warm, comforting bolognese sauce. The only problem is, usually you need either a terrific restaurant or all day in order to get some. One of my favorite, favorite bolognese recipes is the one I make in my slow cooker (see previous reference to the All Day issue.) It’s easy, it’s delicious, it’s delightful, it’s de-lovely, but it’s not something you can whip up when the whim strikes you.
And until I got my mitts on Ina Garten’s new cookbook, HOW EASY IS THAT, I would not have believed it was possible to ever be able to make a speedy bolognese sauce that didn’t taste like you threw it together in 10 minutes. However, they don’t call her Contessa for nothing, because her Weeknight Bolognese recipe? It’s the real deal. Rich, delicious, perfect bolognese sauce that tastes like you spend all day on it, when you really spent, oh, 30 minutes or so. It’s the perfect storm of deliciousness and not spending forever in the kitchen.
It’s bolognese sauce on a Wednesday night. It’s the BEST.
Weeknight Bolognese, with heartfelt thanks to Ina Garten