A really good Bolognese sauce takes time, so this is a good recipe to make over a weekend where you have some extra time to devote to cooking.
One of the keys to a good Bolognese is to simmer (or slow cook) the Bolognese sauce for at least one hour. Many people simmer for 2-3 hours or even more. This process allows the beef stock that has been added to reduce & evaporate thereby intensifying the overall flavour of the bolognese sauce. This process is well worth the effort.
Combining beef and Italian pork sausage which adds a little sweetness, simmered in a rich tomato based sauce mixed through with herbs and spices. Finished off by mixing through Parmesan and cream to add to the rich lush texture. Finally add Penne and you have an amazingly good pasta meal. The longer you simmer the sauce the better the result.
This recipe requires a large frying pan or pot and makes quite a sizeable amount. So leftovers freeze well and taste great the next day also.