447 Calories per serving

Serves 8

1/4 cup olive oil
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped (use mini food processor if available)
2 stalks celery finely chopped (also in processor)
1 medium onion, small dice (not in processor)
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped (any way you like)
1  1/2 pounds ground pork
2 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 (28oz) cans Italian crushed San Marzano tomatoes
4 sprigs fresh basil
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in large heavy pot over medium heat. Add carrots, celery and onion and cook, stirring often, until veggies are VERY soft, about 10-15 minutes. Add garlic and stir to combine. Increase heat to medium high and add the pork and beef. Use the back of a wooden spoon to break up the meats and cook, stirring often, until all meat is browned, about 15-20 minutes.

Stir in the tomato paste, crushed  tomatoes, basil sprigs,  and milk. Bring sauce to a boil on medium high heat, then reduce to medium low, partially cover and cook at a gentle simmer for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. 

To finish, season with salt and pepper to taste.