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What is a recipe for pasta Bolognese?

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Ina Garten's Weeknight Bolognese recipe is published on BarefootContessa.com. The recipe calls for ingredients such as ground beef sirloin, garlic, dry red wine, crushed tomatoes and dry pasta.

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Start the sauce by cooking 1 pound of lean ground sirloin with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Using a wooden spoon, crumble the meat as it cooks for five to seven minutes until it starts to brown. Mix in 4 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of dried oregano and 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper, and cook for another minute. Add 1 cup of dry red wine to the skillet, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom. Add a 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of pepper, and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Boil a large pot of water with a tablespoon of salt and a splash of oil. Add 3/4 pound of dried pasta to the pot, and cook according to package directions. While the pasta cooks, add 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/4 cup of chopped basil leaves, 1/4 cup of heavy cream and 1/4 cup of red wine to the sauce, simmering for eight to 10 minutes until thickened. Drain the cooked pasta, place into a large serving bowl, and pour the sauce over it. Stir well with 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, and serve with more grated Parmesan on the side.

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