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    Bolognese Meat Sauce

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    TinaB's Note:

    This recipe is one of our kids' favorite sauces, and one that has enough flavor to please the adults in the house as well. This meat sauce is wonderful with short pastas, especially gemelli.

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    1. 1
      Heat the butter and oil in a heavy saucepan.
    2. 2
      Add the onion, and cook over moderate heat for 3-4 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the bacon and cook until the onion is translucent.
    4. 4
      Stir in the carrot, celery and garlic.
    5. 5
      Cook 3-4 minutes more.
    6. 6
      Add the beef and crumble it into the vegetables with a fork.
    7. 7
      Stir until the meat loses its red color.
    8. 8
      Season with salt and pepper.
    9. 9
      Pour in the wine, raise the heat slightly, and cook until the liquid evaporates, 3-4 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add the milk and cook until it evaporates.
    11. 11
      Stir in the tomatoes with their juice, and the herbs.
    12. 12
      Bring the sauce to a boil.
    13. 13
      Reduce the heat to low, and simmer, uncovered for 1 1/2-2 hours, stirring occasionally.
    14. 14
      Serve over pasta.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 28, 2013


      I tripled the bacon and used Italian herbs instead of the thyme, otherwise made as written. This was delicious, thanks for posting!

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    • on August 08, 2011


      Used a 28oz can of petite diced tomatoes, not authentic, but I like more tomato sauce than pure beef sauce. Used a little bacon fat from breakfast than oil. Very yummy. Thanks for posting.

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    • on February 28, 2011


      This is the best sauce I've ever tried. I tried the ones with more ratings, but they just did not taste italian to me... this one did! I can't eat pork, so I replaced the bacon with a wild mushroom medley (with extra porcini!) so it gave it that smokey taste still. Thanks a million!

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    Nutritional Facts for Bolognese Meat Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (222 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 287.6
    Calories from Fat 187
    Total Fat 20.8 g
    Saturated Fat 6.9 g
    Cholesterol 51.9 mg
    Sodium 123.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 3.3 g
    Protein 13.3 g

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