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!
- 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
- 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!