Bolognese has always been a comfort food for me. I usually make a big batch every fall with whatever ground meat we have on hand and freeze bags of it for easy weeknight meals. This venison bolognese is a family favorite that I love to have on hand!
Turn the heat down to low. If there isn't much rendered fat from the pancetta in the pan, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan. Then, add onion, garlic, carrots, and celery to the pan. Cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Don't allow the vegetables to brown.
Add ground meat to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Break up the chunks and cook until the meat is browned, about 10 minutes. Add cooked pancetta back to the pan.