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WILD BOAR BOLOGNESE2023-03-03T11:45:32+01:00


  • CourseMain Course
  • Preparation45'
  • Difficultyeasy
  • Gamewild boar
  • Calories600 - 700
  • ActivityRunning M 55', F 76'
  • Persons4


G 450 (1 pound) ground wild boar
G 400 Conchiglie pasta (sea shell, or a shape of your choice)
mL 30 (2 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
G 15 (1 tbsp) kosher salt
G 10 (2 tsp) black pepper
G 250 (1 cup) diced white onion
G 125 (½ cup) diced carrot
G 125 (½ cup) diced celery
G 60 (¼ cup) minced garlic
mL 500 (2 cups) dark stock (game, or beef stock)
mL 250 (1 cup) dry white wine
N 1 can (796 mL/28 ounces) diced tomatoes
mL 30 (2 tbsp) tomato paste
N 3 bay leaves
N 2 sprigs fresh thyme
Red chili flakes to taste
Parmesan cheese and basil to taste


  • Heat a large, heavy pot over high heat. Add the olive oil, ground wild boar, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the meat is browned.
  • Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and chili flakes and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2’.
  • Add white wine, the stock, tomatoes and their juice, tomato paste, bay leaves, and thyme.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the sauce has thickened, about 30-40’.
  • Remove from the heat, discard the bay leaves and thyme stems, and keep warm while you cook the pasta. You can freeze the ragout in addition.
  • Cook the pasta to your desired doneness drain the water and toss with the sauce to combine.
  • Serve hot, garnishing with chopped basil and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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Wine CouplingColli Bolognesi DOC Bologna Rosso

Other Info

Bear Meat is a rich fatty, full flavour meat that I compare to taste like a cross between beef and lamb. Because Bear are scavengers in nature it is mandatory to thoroughly cook the meat well done before eating so sauces, ragouts, stews and sausages that are fully cooked are all great ways to eat your harvest. This rich game meat is a wonderful addition to my favourite Bolognese recipe for pasta! Knowing that bear hunting is not allowed in many countries, you can also try this recipe with wild boar meat.


Kcal 615*

*For every medium-low speed running activity (8Km/h), the AVERAGE calorie consumption is of approximately 8Kcal x Kg x height, considering an average female weight of 60 Kg and an average male weight of 80 Kg.