An Authentic Ragù Bolognese


  • 450g/1lb lean minced beef

  • 450g/1lb minced pork

  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1x225g/8oz tub chicken livers

  • 2 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 4 fat garlic cloves, chopped

  • 2 x 70g packs (or 140g/5oz) pancetta or streaky bacon, finely chopped

  • 2 x 400g/14oz tins Italian chopped tomatoes

  • 2 x 200g/7oz tubes double concentrate tomato purée

  • 1 x 37.5cl half bottle red wine (or 400ml/14fl oz)

  • 2 x 15g packs or 30g/1oz fresh basil

  • ½ whole nutmeg, grated

  • salt and freshly milled black pepper


Equipment And Preparation: You Will Need A Large Flameproof Casserole Of 3.5 Litre/6 Pint Capacity.

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