For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be the girl who has an arsenal of classic recipes in her back pocket. The best chocolate cake, the most delicious chocolate chip cookies, and (perhaps most importantly) a really banging pasta sauce. I’ve long since mastered the aforementioned chocolate beauties (to no one’s surprise), but up until recently I had yet to find my go-to sausage bolognese. And then I found this guy. And everything changed. It’s one of those slam dunk recipes that you’ll turn to again and again (and perhaps even pass down to your own children). Yes, it’s THAT good. And don’t let the timeline scare you – it may need to simmer for 3 hours, but the prep work is minimal and then it’s super hands off. I tend to double or triple the recipe on a lazy Sunday and then freeze it for weeks to come! With photos from Heidi Lau, make sure you grab the recipe after the jump!