Since my sister - whose Bolognese is far superior to mine - was slow to respond today, I pieced together what I remember from eating it a lot, and got some inspiration from our beloved Betty. This is the result.
Ragù alla Bolognese
1 tbsp of oil of choice
2 cloves of garlic
300g minced beef
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 dl red wine
400g canned tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
pepper to taste
basil, thyme, rosemary according to personal preference
The tedious part first: chop up all the vegetables into itty bitty pieces, brunoise-style.
|Itty. Bitty. Fucking. Pieces.|
My sister is still in shock that I needed assistance with something "as basic as Bolognese". Ah, well. My relationship with Italy is ambivalent at best.