Giada's Simple Bolognese Sauce
1/4 c olive oil
1 medium onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 celery stalk, minced
1 carrot, peeled and minced
1 lb ground chuck
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 c chopped fresh parsley
8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 t salt, plus more to taste
1/2 t pepper, plus more to taste
1/4 c freshly grated Romano cheese
1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium flame. When almost smoking, add onion and garlic and saute until onion is very tender, about 8 minutes.
2. Add celery and carrot and saute for 5 minutes. Increase heat to high, add ground beef, and saute until meat is no longer pink, breaking up large lumps - about 10 minutes.
3. Add tomoates, parsley, basil, adn 1/2 t each of salt and pepper, adn cook over med-lo heat until sauce thickens, about 30 minutes.
4. Stir in cheese, then season with more salt and pepper to taste.