Gnocchi with Bolognese SauceFeatured by Brutocao Cellars in the Gold Wine Club.
1 lb. ground beef
7 oz. ground pork
¼ cup finely chopped pancetta
¾ cup white onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup carrots, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 cup dry white wine
¼ cup tomato sauce
4 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. butter
salt & pepper to taste
1-2 lbs. of Gnocchi
Cook 1-2 pounds of Gnocchi. In a pan, heat the olive oil and add the vegetables (onions, carrots & celery). Cook for about 5 min. or until they begin to soften. Raise the temperature to a high heat and add the beef, pork and pancetta. Mix often. Once the meat has lost most of its red color, after about 5 min., add 1 cup white wine and continue cooking at a high heat mixing often.
Continue cooking until the wine evaporates and then add the tomato sauce, a pinch of salt and a very light pinch of pepper. Mix well. Now reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and let it cook slowly for about 2 ½ hours. Check it occasionally to be sure it doesn't get too dry. If it does, add a cup of broth. When the sauce is close to done, add the butter.
Serve over 1-2 pounds of cooked Gnocchi and enjoy.