Carbone Pasta Bolognese


  • 6 oz. ground beef
  • 6 oz. ground veal
  • 6 oz. pork Italian sausage, cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • 1 ½ tsp. canola oil
  • 5 oz. bacon or pancetta, diced small
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • ½ large Spanish onion, peeled and diced small
  • 1 celery stalk, diced small
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced small
  • 1/3 cup red cooking wine
  • 16 oz. Carbone Marinara Sauce
  • ½ bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 8 oz. spaghetti
  • Grated Parmesan Reggiano, to taste


  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the ground beef, ground veal, and sausage. Once cooked and browned, set aside the meats and strain the fat. Discard the fat, while conserving strained oils.
  2. In the same pot, add and heat the canola oil over medium heat. Add the strained oils and add and sweat the garlic.
  3. Add the onion, carrot, and celery to the pot. Cover with a lid and cook until the vegetables are soft.
  4. Add the red wine and reduce until nearly dry.
  5. Add the cooked meats, Carbone Marinara Sauce, and picked herbs. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.
  6. Remove the pot from the heat and add the milk. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  7. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
  8. Lightly blend using a hand blender, or pulse in a blender.
  9. Serve over cooked pasta, finished with freshly grated parmesan.