LINGUINI BOLOGNESE 

INGREDIENTS

1 pound fresh linguini

3 ounces pancetta, sliced medium thick

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 carrot, small dice

1/2 red onion, small diced

6 ounces ground beef

Two 15-ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes

2 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Handful fresh basil leaves

1/2 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

1 ounce Parmesan, shaved

DETAILS

Total Time:  1 hr 55 min

Prep:  35 min

Cook:  1 hr 20 min

Yield:  4 servings

DIRECTIONS

Cook the pasta according to directions and reserve.

In a medium saucepot, saute the pancetta with the olive oil. Add the garlic, carrots and onions and saute until tender.

Add the beef and saute until brown. Add the tomatoes and crush with a wooden spoon. Add the thyme and cook 30 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.

At the last minute, add the basil. Toss the pasta with the sauce, top with parsley and Parmesan.

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