Bolognese sauce ranks pretty high on my list of favorite things to cook in the dead of winter. It’s the ultimate comfort food–hearty, homey, and warming. Plus, it requires you to spend a slow-paced afternoon in a toasty kitchen with an open bottle of wine. What more could you ask for?
This recipe makes a big batch of Bolognese sauce that will keep you warm for several winter nights. It’s a combination of beef, pork, and veal that is slowly simmered with wine and tomatoes until it becomes unbelievably rich and luxurious. I used half of the batch in the lasagna I served on Christmas Eve and there are 2 small containers of it squirreled away in the freezer that will dress pasta or top polenta some time later this month when I’m snowed in and need nourishment.