Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Bolognese Sauce Recipe. Everyone needs a great recipe for bolognese sauce. It’s perfect for a quick mid-week meal!
Bolognese sauce is rich, thick, and has a nice depth of flavor.
Serve it over pasta, stuff potatoes, to make a lasagna or baked pasta!

Bolognese Sauce Recipe

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  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostCheap
  • Cooking time2 Hours
  • Cooking methodStove
  • CuisineItalian


  • 1 poundground beef chuck (450 g)
  • 1onion
  • 1celery
  • 1carrot
  • 3 tablespoonsolive oil
  • 3 ouncesbacon (90 g)
  • 2 cupstomato puree (500 g)
  • 2 cups homemade chicken stock (400 ml)
  • 1 pinchnutmeg (grated )

Preparation Bolognese Sauce Recipe

  1. Pulse onion, celery, and carrot in a food processor until very finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, cook bacon, until bacon has released some of its fat, Add chopped onions celery and carrots to pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are very soft 6-8 minutes. stirring occasionally.

    Chop meat into very small pieces and add to pot; salt lightly. Cook for 15 minutes.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, mashing beef with a wooden spoon. Add the tomato paste, and nutmeg and cook, stirring occasionally and continuing to press down on the meat, until the tomato paste is slightly darkened, about 5 minutes.

  4. Pour the hot broth into the pot, add a pinch of salt. Reduce the heat to low and cook covered, stirring occasionally, until the meat is very, very tender, about two hours. If the liquid reduces before the meat is completely tender, add another ½ cup of broth and continue cooking. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt.

  5. Use this recipe with any type of pasta

    Cook pasta in lightly salted water in a large pot of boiling salted water. Read the package directions. Drain pasta using a colander.

    transfer the pasta to the pot with the sauce. and cook for about 2 minutes.

    Transfer the pasta to a serving dish and top with Parmesan cheese.

  1. Bolognese Sauce Recipe

    This recipe can be prepared in advance . Keep the sauce cold in an airtight box in the refrigerator for no more than 4 days

  2. Recipe idea for a pasta dish

    Spaghetti with crab meat

    You can find the Italian version of the recipe here

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