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  1. Ingredients
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  3.         2 medium onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
  4.         2 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
  5.         2 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
  6.         1/4 cup chopped uncooked bacon ( or pancetta)
  7.         1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  8.         1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  9.         3/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  10.         1 teaspoon dried basil
  11.         1 teaspoon dried oregano
  12.         1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  13.         1 1/2 lbs ground veal ( or ground beef or mixture of both)
  14.         1 cup dry white wine
  15.         1/4 cup tomato paste
  16.         1 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes ( or pureed tomatoes)
  17.         1/2 cup milk ( or cream)
  18.         1 pinch ground nutmeg
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  20. Directions
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  22.     1. Place the chopped onions, carrots, celery, and garlic cloves in a food processor. Pulse the motor until the vegetables are finely chopped.
  23.     2. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan set over medium heat. Add the chopped vegetables and chopped bacon or pancetta. Stir in the salt, pepper, basil, oregano, and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  24.     3. Add the ground veal (or beef) to the pot with the vegetables. Cook over medium-high heat, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the meat is no longer pink, about 6 minutes.
  25.     4. Stir in the wine, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and the milk (or cream). Add the pinch of ground nutmeg.
  26.     5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 hours.
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