Pork Bolognese

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Prep time: 30 Minutes

Total time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Yield: Serves 8

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Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon finely chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk finely chopped
  • 2 lbs. ground pork
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 can (28 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • cooked penne rigate for serving
  • grated parmesan cheese for serving

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven or heavy pot, cook bacon over medium until fat is released, 5 minutes. Add onion, carrot, and celery, cook until soft, 6 minutes. Raise heat to medium high; add pork and cook, breaking up meat with wooden spoon, until browned, 7 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook until pork is coated, 4 minutes.
  2. Add wine; cook until reduced by three-fourths. Add 1 cup milk; cook until reduced by half. Add tomato sauce, broth, bay leaf, thyme, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour. Stir in 1/4 cup milk. Serve sauce over pasta, topped with cheese.
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