"One of my earliest memories of my grandma was her homemade noodles. Now, as a chef and father, I combine my memories into this simple dish I make with my daughters and create future memories for them." — Greg Johnson
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flax seed meal
ground beef (85% lean)
salt and ground black pepper to taste
canned crushed tomatoes (such as San Marzano®)
grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
This was so very very yummy! I had never made my own pasta before tonight. Something I always wanted to try. My mother in law gave me a pasta sheeter a while back and I finally found time to use it! It was so fun to make. I did find that the dough needed some moisture, so I added just enough 1/2and1/2 for richness to bring the dough together. Let it rest for a few minutes and it was smooth sailing from there on in! It cooked up quickly and beautifully. I love the flax meal in it too! It gave it extra texture as well as the added nutrition benefits. It looked beautiful in the dough too!
The bolognese sauce was delicious. I had an over abundance of open red wine, so I subbed that for the water. I added a bit of ground sweet Italian sausage as well. Just personal preference. The recipe as is would be just as yummy. I just can't seem to leave well enough alone. I always have to put my own spin on things. I will be coming back to this dish again and again. So simple, yet great for guests as well. Thank you so much for sharing!
This is a pretty good pasta sauce, but it doesn't have even a nodding acquaintance with Bolognese sauce. It's biting into what you thought was an apple and it turns out to be a pear; good, but an entirely different taste. This sauce has waaay too much tomato flavor for a Bolognese sauce; the Ragu Bolognese and Northern Italian Meat Sauce recipes on this site look a lot more like the real thing.
ok, I'll try this tonight, but without the flax seed meal. I haven't access to that, so I wonder if that's needed for the noodles. I suppose I'll find out. This recipe does look easy.
Very good and easy to make and the taste is delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
Excellent receipe. Thanks for sharing! One of my family's favorites on the weekends.
I prepared this for dinner tonight and thought it was excellent. I used 2 28-oz. cans of San Marzano so reduced the water to one cup. Didn't make homemade noodles but used Penne pasta. It is a keeper for us.
I have to agree, this is bland. Two cups of water? I was kicking myself for adding it at the end. I've tried spicing it up with tomato paste, a little red wine and red pepper flakes. It will never be as good as a jar of Rao's so that's frustrating.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bolognese with Homemade Noodles
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 218
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