Original recipe found on The Cookie Rookie. This was delicious, tasted like good home cooking.
Feel like a warm home cooked meal that is flavorful, this one is for you.
In a heavy saucepan heat oil and once the oil shimmers place basil leaves. Fry the leaves until crispy. 1-2 minutes. Remove and put on paper towel. Set aside.
Add 2 tbsp butter to oil. Add the onion, carrot and celery. Saute until lightly browned.
Add ground chuck and break up and cook until meat only slightly pink.
Season with salt.
Add wine and cook until evaporated, stir occasionally.
Add milk and 2 gratings of nutmeg from zester. Stir well until milk is almost evaporated.
Add the tomatoes to pot. Bring to soft boil and lower to low simmer. Cook uncovered for 3 hours.
If liquid evaporates add 1/2 c water as needed.
When done it is ready to serve.
About half hour before being done boil water and cook your pasta. Serve pasta with the bolognese. Top with basil leaves and parmesan.
I have been looking for a good meatloaf recipe and found this one from Alton Brown.
Alton Brown Meatloaf Recipe
The picture doesn't do this justice but I forgot to take picture before, so this is after. This was moist and flavorful. Made a meatloaf sandwich the next day and it was delicious.
Oven rack should be in center position. Preheat oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Combine croutons, black and cayenne pepper, chili powder, and thyme in food processor. Pulse until it becomes crumbs, Place in large mixing bowl. Add onions, carrots, garlic and red pepper to food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Don't overpulse should not be puree. Pour into bowl. Add the chuck and sirloin to bowl. Add salt and mix well. Don't squeeze the meat.
Press the meat mixture into a loaf pan. Turn it over and place on baking sheet. Cook 10 minutes and pull out from oven and remove loaf pan.
Cook Meatloaf another 55 minutes. Mix the ketchup, cumin, hot sauce and honey in bowl and stir well. Once the meatloaf has cooked that 55 minutes, pull out and brush topping on top. Cook additional 10 minutes.
Let meatloaf cool 10 minutes before serving.