George Stephanopoulos' Sunday Sauce
Daughters Elliott and Harper Call It "Daddy's Sauce"
After the show on Sunday afternoons I like to relax in the kitchen. But there are very few things I cook that my kids will eat. Here's the exception: a bolognese with a Greek twist (the cinnamon!) that my daughters Elliott, 6, and Harper, 3, call "Daddy's Sauce."
Chop vegetables and bacon.
Brown bacon until crisp. Add oil and brown garlic. Then add onions. Saute slowly over medium heat (10-15 minutes). Add carrots and celery. Saute another 5-10 minutes.
Brown meat in separate pan, seasoned with salt and pepper. Then fold into vegetables for another 5-10 minutes. Crush tomatoes by hand over meat and vegetables. When whole mixture is bubbling add milk and cinammon stick.
Stir, cover, reduce heat to simmer and cook for an additional 1-3 hours.
Serve with any kind of pasta.
Elliott likes it with crusty bread. It definitely improves if you refrigerate overnight.