Go Back
+ servings
Print
Bolognese Sauce on FoodApparel.com

Bolognese Sauce

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Tammy Lakey

Ingredients

  • 1-2 pounds sausage or ground meat
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 2 zucchini optional, shredded
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ounces can diced tomatoes 15
  • 6 ounces can tomato paste
  • 2 ounces cans tomato sauce 15 each
  • 1 cup beef broth or dry red wine
  • 3 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme if not using sausage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cream or evaporated milk optional
  • 1 pound thin spaghetti 16 ounces

Instructions

  1. In a large heavy duty pot, place meat, carrots, zucchini, and diced onion.
  2. Cook, mixing frequently, until meat is browned and onion is softened.
  3. Add garlic, zucchini, and carrot. Saute for another minute or two.
  4. Add wine or broth, herbs, sugar, salt, pepper, tomato sauce, paste, and diced tomatoes.
  5. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 1-2 hours.
  6. Pour in cream and serve over desired noodles or polenta.
  7. Extra sauce freezes well in a Ziploc and is great for making lasagna.

Recipe Notes

Crock Pot:
Alternately, after cooking meat and onions, dump all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours, adding cream just before serving if desired.
Dress it Down:
Eliminate the zucchini.
Make it Fit:
Eliminate the cream for a dairy-free version.