Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese sauce is a tasty, hearty sauce that can be served over pasta or as a meat-based filling for lasagna. It’s easy to make and well worth the effort! This recipe makes enough for about four servings of spaghetti; you can freeze any extra sauce in individual servings for future use.
Bolognese Sauce is an Italian dish with many recipes and variations. For this recipe we will be using ground beef, onion, carrots and celery but feel free to switch it up if you want to add different ingredients. The most important part of making Bolognese Sauce is allowing it time to simmer on the stove top so all the delicious flavors come together! Let us begin….

prep: 10 mins cook: 1 hr 25 mins total: 1 hr 35 mins Servings: 9 Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients:

1 (28 ounce) can Italian plum tomatoes

1 clove garlic, minced

1 pound pasta

salt and pepper to taste

½ teaspoon dried oregano

4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 carrots, shredded

1 pound lean ground beef

½ cup dry white wine

½ pound ground pork

1 large onion, minced

½ teaspoon dried basil

1 stalk celery, chopped

½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

½ cup chicken stock

6 ounces tomato sauce

Instructions:

In a large skillet, warm oil over medium heat and saute bacon, onion and garlic until bacon is browned and crisp; set aside.

In large saucepan, brown beef and pork. Drain off excess fat. Stir in bacon mixture, mushrooms, carrots, celery, tomatoes, tomato sauce, wine, stock, basil, oregano, salt and pepper to saucepan. Cover, reduce heat and simmer one hour, stirring occasionally.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

Serve sauce over hot pasta.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 472 calories; protein 23.4g; carbohydrates 46.5g; fat 19.7g; cholesterol 58.8mg; sodium 463.4mg.

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