Bolognese Sauce Recipe
by Updated April 25, 2017,
Photo Credit: Diana Rattray
Use this delicious sauce as a lasagna sauce or a sauce for spaghetti or farfalle. Feel free to replace about 1/2 pound of the beef with ground Italian sausage or ground pork. Make extra to freeze for another day!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- In a food processor, pulse the onion, carrot, and celery until finely chopped.
- In a large saucepan heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add to it the chopped vegetables and bacon or pancetta. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes, or until onion is softened.
- Add the ground beef to the vegetables and continue cooking, stirring freqently, until beef is no longer pink.
- Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
- Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, water, parsley and basil, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour, until sauce is thick.
- Serve with hot cooked farfalle, spaghetti, or use for sauce in your favorite lasagne recipe.
- Serve with plenty of good Parmesan cheese.
Calories per serving (not including Parmesan cheese or pasta): 405
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