Plenty'o Veggies Bolognese Sauce

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Total Time
1hr 30mins
30 mins
1 hr

This is a combo of recipes, I like this because I can sneak kale into something everyone loves (The kids and hubs can't detect the veggies especially if you take the extra steps to blend it smooth in a blender). But I think it's good as is, I personally like it chunky! If you like a meatier sauce, I sugguest you add 1 lb of ground lean pork or else italian sausage. This is alot for a family of 4 (2 small kids, 2 adults) so I often use the left over for lasagna.

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  1. Brown ground beef and season to taste with salt and pepper, drain and put aside.
  2. Saute onions, carrots, bell peppers, and celery in the olive oil for about 5 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Add mushrooms and garlic, saute for another minute.
  4. Add meat, tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, kale, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, paprika, wine, sugar, and cheeses.
  5. When the mixture starts to bubble, lower the heat to simmer on low for at least one hour, stir occasionally.
  6. If you want to blend the veggies for a smoother sauce, you will want to blend the sauce BEFORE you add the meat, then simmer to marry the flavors.