Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Olive Garden Tortelloni Bolognese

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 lb ground beef
6 oz Italian sausage, skinned
1 cup red wine
18 oz can crushed tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped (1/4 tsp dry)
1 tsp fresh sage, chopped (1/4 tsp dry)
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 lbs Tortelloni
Parmesan cheese, freshly grate

  1. Heat oil in a large pan. Add celery, carrot, onion, garlic and cook about 5 minutes. Add meat and cook 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Deglaze the pan with wine; let reduce. Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients and stir. Simmer for about 1 hour more.
  3. Toss the hot, drained pasta with the sauce. Top with parmesan cheese.
  4. Serve immediately.

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