Having eaten Italian food for three weeks in December I took a little break from it after we got home. Now I think enough time has passed to start making it again. The sauce I make is based on ground beef. The rest of the components are onions, garlic, tomato paste, red wine, olive oil, oregano, dried chili flakes, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce. It is seasoned with salt and pepper plus I use a little fish sauce to deepen the umami flavor. I cooked it for about three hours and made enough for three dinners.
A portion of the sauce was cooked together with al dente thick spaghetti and some pasta water. The dish is finished with some good olive oil and Parmesan cheese and served with Pugliese garlic toast.