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Gordon Ramsay Bolognese Sauce

Gordon Ramsay Bolognese Sauce, made with olive oil, onion, carrot, celery, ground beef, garlic, white wine, tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, bay leaf, milk, salt, and pepper, serves 6 and takes about 2 hours to cook.

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💗 Why You’ll Love This Bolognese Sauce Recipe:

  • Rich and Deep Flavor: The combination of sautéed vegetables, browned meat, and the slow cooking process creates a sauce with a rich, deep flavor that is hard to replicate.
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Expertise: Coming from a renowned chef, this recipe benefits from professional culinary techniques and tips, ensuring a high-quality dish.
  • Comfort Food at Its Best: Bolognese sauce is classic comfort food, perfect for a cozy night in or for impressing guests at a dinner party.
  • Aroma While Cooking: The cooking process fills your kitchen with a delightful aroma, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home.
  • Balanced Nutrition: With vegetables, protein, and dairy, it’s a well-rounded sauce that can be part of a balanced meal.

❓ What Is Gordon Ramsay Bolognese Sauce Recipe?

Gordon Ramsay’s Bolognese Sauce combines olive oil, onion, carrot, celery, ground beef, garlic, white wine, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, beef or chicken broth, bay leaf, whole milk, kosher salt, and black pepper, simmered to create a rich, flavorful sauce.

Gordon Ramsay Bolognese Sauce
Gordon Ramsay Bolognese Sauce

🍅 Gordon Ramsay Bolognese Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c. dry white wine
  • 1 (15-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 c. low sodium beef (or chicken) broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

🥣 How To Make Gordon Ramsay Bolognese Sauce

  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. It will take about 7 minutes of cooking after adding the onion, carrot, and celery until they are soft.
  2. Add the garlic and beef, and use the back of a spoon to break up the meat. In about 8 minutes, cook until there is no more pink and a light brown.
  3. Put in the wine and bring the whole thing to a simmer. Cook until most of the wine is gone. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, and bay leaf.
  4. Stir them in, then lower the heat and let the sauce boil for an hour so the flavors can blend.
  5. Throw away the bay leaf, and then slowly add the milk.
  6. Cover with a lid that is just slightly ajar and boil, stirring every now and then, for about 45 minutes, or until the milk is fully mixed in. Add pepper and salt.

💭 Recipe Tips

  • Sautéing Vegetables: Cook the onions, carrots, and celery until they are soft but not browned. This process, known as sweating, helps to release their flavors without adding bitterness.
  • Browning the Meat: Make sure to brown the beef well. This step adds depth and richness to the sauce. Break the meat up thoroughly to ensure even cooking and texture.
  • Wine Reduction: Allow the wine to reduce until almost evaporated. This concentrates the flavor and cooks off the alcohol.
  • Tomato Paste: Cook the tomato paste for a few minutes after adding it. This caramelizes the paste and deepens the sauce’s flavor.
  • Simmering: Simmer the sauce gently. A vigorous boil can break down the ingredients too much.
  • Stirring: Stir occasionally to prevent the sauce from sticking to the bottom of the pot and to ensure even cooking.
Gordon Ramsay Bolognese Sauce
Gordon Ramsay Bolognese Sauce

🥗 What To Pair Nicely With Bolognese Sauce?

Pair Bolognese sauce with wide pasta like tagliatelle or pappardelle, a crisp green salad, garlic bread, a glass of red wine, steamed vegetables, or a light, tangy Caesar salad.

🎚 How To Store Leftovers Bolognese Sauce?

  • Refrigerate: Cool the Bolognese sauce to room temperature, then store it in an airtight container it can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, place the cooled sauce in freezer-safe containers or bags it can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

🥵 How To Reheat Leftovers Bolognese Sauce?

  • Stovetop Reheating: Transfer the Bolognese sauce to a saucepan and reheat it over medium heat stir occasionally until the sauce is heated through, which should take about 5-10 minutes, depending on the quantity.
  • Microwave Reheating: Place the Bolognese sauce in a microwave-safe dish and cover it with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap heat on medium power, stirring every 30 seconds to 1 minute, until the sauce is evenly heated, which typically takes 2-4 minutes.

FAQs

How long should Bolognese sauce be cooked?

For the best flavor, Bolognese sauce should be cooked slowly for at least an hour, though some recipes recommend simmering for three hours or more. This slow cooking process allows the flavors to develop and meld together.

Can Bolognese sauce be made in a slow cooker?

Yes, Bolognese sauce is well-suited for slow cooking after browning the meat and vegetables, transfer the mixture to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

What meat is best for Bolognese sauce?

Traditionally, ground beef is used, but many recipes call for a mix of meats like pork, veal, or pancetta for added depth of flavor.

How can I enhance the flavor of my Bolognese sauce?

Adding a splash of red wine while cooking can enhance its richness fresh herbs like basil or thyme, added towards the end of cooking, can also elevate the flavor.

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Gordon Ramsay Bolognese Sauce Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 140.6
  • Total Fat 5.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol 64.2 mg
  • Sodium 66.9 mg
  • Potassium 67.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 5.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
  • Sugars 0.2 g
  • Protein 16.8 g
  • Vitamin A 1.9%
  • Vitamin C 0.4%
  • Vitamin D 2.0%
  • Calcium 4.3%
  • Iron 2.4%

Gordon Ramsay Bolognese Sauce

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 1 minuteRest time: minutesTotal time: 2 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:140.6 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Gordon Ramsay Bolognese Sauce, made with olive oil, onion, carrot, celery, ground beef, garlic, white wine, tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, bay leaf, milk, salt, and pepper, serves 6 and takes about 2 hours to cook.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. It will take about 7 minutes of cooking after adding the onion, carrot, and celery until they are soft.
  2. Add the garlic and beef, and use the back of a spoon to break up the meat. In about 8 minutes, cook until there is no more pink and a light brown.
  3. Put in the wine and bring the whole thing to a simmer. Cook until most of the wine is gone. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, and bay leaf.
  4. Stir them in, then lower the heat and let the sauce boil for an hour so the flavors can blend.
  5. Throw away the bay leaf, and then slowly add the milk.
  6. Cover with a lid that is just slightly ajar and boil, stirring every now and then, for about 45 minutes, or until the milk is fully mixed in. Add pepper and salt.

Notes

  • Sautéing Vegetables: Cook the onions, carrots, and celery until they are soft but not browned. This process, known as sweating, helps to release their flavors without adding bitterness.
  • Browning the Meat: Make sure to brown the beef well. This step adds depth and richness to the sauce. Break the meat up thoroughly to ensure even cooking and texture.
  • Wine Reduction: Allow the wine to reduce until almost evaporated. This concentrates the flavor and cooks off the alcohol.
  • Tomato Paste: Cook the tomato paste for a few minutes after adding it. This caramelizes the paste and deepens the sauce’s flavor.
  • Simmering: Simmer the sauce gently. A vigorous boil can break down the ingredients too much.
  • Stirring: Stir occasionally to prevent the sauce from sticking to the bottom of the pot and to ensure even cooking.
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