Easy Bolognese Sauce

Published on October 18, 2014 By Lauren

bolognese sauce

This easy Bolognese Sauce is the perfect example of Italian comfort food. Wow… you NEED to try this recipe. Just serve it over spaghetti or your favorite pasta, maybe with a nice crusty Italian bread and your taste-buds will be thanking you.

bolognese sauce

The thing that makes Bolognese so much more than a meat sauce is that much of the flavor comes from the holy food trinity of chopped celery, onions and carrots (called mirepoix, in case you’re interested).

bolognese sauce

Sauteing these aromatic vegetables in the meat along with some garlic infuses some awesome flavors.

bolognese sauce

Don’t be daunted by the amount of ingredients; I can almost guarantee that you have most of these in your pantry or spice cabinet. Honestly, the only “hard” part about making this sauce is chopping the vegetables.

And adding milk? Yeah… don’t be afraid. But just make sure to use whole milk – you want that richness.

bolognese sauce

Easy Bolognese Sauce

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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Lauren Greutman

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1 celery stalk finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized carrots finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4-6 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes 28 oz
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Instructions

  • In a large sauce pan, combine sausage, beef, onions, carrots and celery and cook over medium heat.
  • Brown meat, and then cook for another 10 minutes or so to soften vegetables.
  • Add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Drain meat.
  • Add all other ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes.

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bolognese sauce

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