Pork Bolognese
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Spaghetti with Pork Bolognese Sauce

A delicious Italian Meat Sauce perfect for any occasion
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 small yellow onion spanish finely chopped
  • 2 28 oz cans of whole San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tbsp of butter optional
  • 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil best quality you can find
  • 1 tsp of salt and pepper and more to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 lb dried spaghetti the best quality. I like to use DeCecco brand

Instructions

Sauce

  • In a large pot over medium heat, add your olive oil, red pepper flakes, onions and garlic and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until the onions begin to soften.
  • Now add your ground pork and break up into small pieces and brown all the way through.
  • Now add your canned whole tomatoes and with a potato masher or with a large spoon, begin gently pressing down on the whole tomatoes so they begin to break apart.
  • Next, add 1 tbsp of fresh basil, 1 tbsp of salt and 1 tbsp of dried oregano and stir well.
  • Cover with a tight fitting lid and turn down heat down to low and allow to gently simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  • Now go ahead and add your tbsp of butter and gently mix that into the sauce. This is optional
  • Taste for seasoning and see if it needs any salt.

Pasta

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil on the stove.
  • When the water is boiling salt it well and add your spaghetti. Follow the instructions on the box of spaghetti for cooking just to al dente.
  • Once the pasta if cooked drain the pasta and place it back into the pot.
  • Add 1 ladle of the red sauce to the pasta and mix well to prevent it from sticking to itself.

Serve

  • You can plate this family style by placing your pasta in a large platter style bowl and scooping out 1-2 ladles of meat sauce over top of the pasta.
  • Toss gently together.
  • Serve this with the remaining pasta sauce and freshly grated Parmesan on the side.
  • Enjoy!