Monday, January 18, 2010

Quick Bolognese Sauce

Pasta, who doesn't love pasta?
Well for me its one of my favorite things to cook! So tonight we had rigatoni with my homemade bolognese sauce. I love to make homemade pasta sauces, I just feel like it always tastes better when I make it myself.
Like most of the things i make there is no real recipe just experimentation and trial and error, I think i pretty much have it down now because during cross country season our team has pasta parties the night before each race, so i got a lot of practice making different sauces every week. Tonight i started my sauce off by softening some onion with garlic and red pepper flakes (I like it kind of spicy). Once the onions were soft i added some tomato paste and Italian sausage, when the sausage was all browned i deglazed the pan with some red wine and added a can of diced tomatoes and a can of tomato sauce. I let the sauce simmer a few minutes then added the herbs and let simmer another 9 min while the pasta cooked.
Well that's basically how i do it but i rarely do the same thing twice so each time I make pasta sauce I always have to switch it up a bit.
And the verdict is...both my parents loved it! well my mom thought it was a little to spicy but shes a wimp haha jk LOVE YOU MOM! =]

1 comment:

  1. It was just a bit hot, I liked it! It was great for lunch today too!