Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, and a pinch of salt. Cook until softened, about ten minutes.
Add minced garlic, stir, and cook one minute.
Pour in red wine, and cook until absorbed, about two minutes.
Add ground beef and Italian sausage, and sprinkle a healthy pinch of salt and pepper onto the meats. Cook until browned, breaking into very small pieces as they cook.
Pour in milk* and simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in dried oregano, dried basil, crushed red pepper, dried mint, and marinara sauce. Taste the sauce, and season with salt and pepper if desired. Simmer the sauce, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes.** Stir occasionally and taste again to season if necessary.
Cook pasta according to package directions, minus one minute.
Transfer strained, cooked pasta noodles directly into the sauce.*** Stir in freshly chopped basil and half of the parmesan.
Serve hot with remaining parmesan sprinkled on top!