Comfort Food. Everybody loves them and everyone has their own favorites. One of my boyfriends favorites is Pasta Bolognese. I feel like every other time we eat at an Italian Restaurant, he's all over it. My own variation of it has all the components of a traditional meat sauce as well some very basic classic techniques. Sautee of a Mirepoix, and a very basic Wine Reduction are the one's we'll tackle today.
1 Bay Leaf
Please make sure not to use cooking wine, but a Red Wine you would actually drink and mix into the pot. Cook until it’s been reduced down (almost entirely evaporated), which essentially cooks out all the alcohol content from the wine, but leaves another layer of flavor. Finish off by adding the tomato sauce to it and let her simmer for at least 30 minutes. Keep tasting the mixture so it’s to your palate. (Add salt, pepper or even red pepper to your own taste!).