Super Easy Bolognese Sauce

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by flirtyfunchick

I spent a lot of time looking through recipes for a decent yet easy Bolognse sauce. I ended up fusing a few of them together. The longest amount of time is the wait time for the sauce to simmer and blend. I do not use basil in my recipe because my brother is severely allergic to anything using basil and pinenuts. I have begun using this as a basic sauce for all my pasta dishes that include meant: lasagna, baked ziti, spaghetti . . . . This is a VERY forgiving recipe. I hope you like it!

Top Review by Scoutie

This is really a great, easy Bolognese Sauce! I I DID use some basil as no one here is allergic to it and I love it. Used white wine and 2 T. brown sugar and 1 can of beef broth and 1 can of chicken broth. Next time, I may add some celery, onion and carrot, finely chopped. Served over penne pasta. Yumm!! The sauce also freezes well. Thanks for posting, flirtyfunchick. Posted for PAC 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the ground beef and sausage together on medium-high heat.
  2. Halfway through browning, add garlic and dried oregano.
  3. Continue to brown all the way through, DO NOT DRAIN FAT.
  4. Sprinkle flour over meat and stir until flour dissolves and disappears.
  5. Add heavy cream and milk, simmer until it all evaporates (this helps make the meat extremely tender).
  6. Repeat with wine.
  7. Add in all the tomatoes, the tomato paste, and broth.
  8. Simmer on low for close to 2 hours.
  9. Stir in brown sugar (this is to help cut the sourness and acidity).

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a