Recipe by LifeIsGood
Eva Longoria is a fabulous cook. She developed this recipe through many trial and error attempts, until it was perfected. Now we can all benefit from her trials. This is a really delicous bolognese. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Top Review by GibbyLou
This was really delicious. I've never had Bolognese before and enjoyed the change from traditional tomatoey pasta sauces. It hit the spot for the DH requested spaghetti dinner. Thanks for sharing.
- 1 1⁄2 cups yellow onions, chopped
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 cup celery, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup carrot, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- kosher salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 2 lbs ground beef (or turkey)
- 1 1⁄2 cups beef broth, low sodium, plus more if needed
- 1⁄2 cup dry red wine
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 4 cups tomato sauce, plus more if needed
- 1⁄4 cup ketchup
- 2 bay leaves (fresh or dried)
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 3 tablespoons dried oregano
Directions See How It's Made
- In a food processor, pulse the onions, garlic, celery and carrots until finely chopped.
- In a Dutch oven (or large soup pot), heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion mixture with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the broth and the red and white wines and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, 1 t. salt and 1/2 t. black pepper. Bring to a boil,then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes. Check on it occasionally during the cooking time and add more broth or tomato sauce if a saucier consitency is desired.
- Remove and discard the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Serve the beef bolognese over any pasta and enjoy!