Easy Bolognese with a Spicy Twist
Main Course, Dinner
This Bolognese inspired sauce is the perfect way to spice things up with your special someone. The hot Italian sausages and crushed chilies build on the flavors of the classic Bolognese and bring joy to your tastebuds. For a meal requiring little preparation, you will be amazed how much flavor is developed in a relatively short time!
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped
1 small celery stalk, coarsely chopped
1 small carrot, coarsely chopped
2 hot Italian sausages, casing removed
1 tbsp crushed hot chili peppers in oil
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup red wine
14 oz crushed tomatoes (1 can)
2 tbsp flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped (plus more for garnish)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
9 oz dry pappardelle noodles
1/3 cup Parmesan, freshly grated
CopperBond 3.5 Qt Sauteuse
Products to Use:
In a 3.5-quart sauteuse pan warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until the onions are soft, 6-8 minutes.
Add the celery and carrot and sauté for 5 minutes more. Raise heat to medium-high and add the sausage meat. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking up the sausage into small pieces until meat is browned, about 8-10 minutes.
Add in the crushed hot chili peppers and tomato paste, stir to combine, then cook for 1 minute. Add the red wine and scrape off any burnt bits from the bottom of the pan, cook until most of the wine has evaporated, 3-4 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, parsley, and basil, then cook over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens, 25-30 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper if required.
While the sauce reduces, cook the pappardelle, per the package directions.
Add the cooked pappardelle into the Bolognese pan, top with the parmesan and mix to combine. Garnish with chopped basil and more parmesan