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Pork Bolognaise

Cooking Time: <30 mins
Dish Type: Pasta
Occasion: Casual
Special Diets: None
Cuisine: Italian
Cut:Pork Mince
Blogger: No
3 slices bacon, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
900 g ground pork
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 cup dry white wine
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1 can diced tomato
2 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
5 sprigs fresh thyme
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Cooked penne, for serving
Grated Parmesan, for serving

In a large pot, cook bacon over medium heat until fat is released, 5 minutes. Add onion, carrot, and celery; cook until soft, 6 minutes. Raise heat to medium-high; add pork and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, 7 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook until pork is coated, 4 minutes.

Add wine; cook until reduced by 3/4. Add 1 cup milk; cook until reduced by half. Add tomato sauce, stock, bay leaf, thyme, 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour. Stir in 1/4 cup milk. Serve sauce over pasta, topped with cheese.

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