Beef Bolognese - Delish!

"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!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • 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!

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  1. PanNan
    Delish is right! This recipe makes a lot, which is great. We'll be happy to have the leftovers for another meal this week. It's very meaty and flavorful. The family raved about it. Made for Susie's World Tour 2018.
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  2. FLKeysJen
    Highly recommended! How does Eva stay a size zero? I made two versions, one with beef and one with veggie crumbles and both were delicious. Will make this one again!
  3. Linky
    This was great! I'm so glad I tried it! Way better than any sauce in a jar. I cut everything in half for the two of us and there's plenty left for tomorrow - yay! Made for SWT2018
  4. 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.
  5. Annacia
    I'm so pleased that I tagged this recipe. DH enjoyed his dinner last evening more than he has anything in a long time. My adaptations were to omit the ketchup and to replace the wined with beef broth. To us it was ideal and I was instructed to print and keep this one *wink*. Thank you ,my friend, for something that finally made him a happy camper. Super easy and quick for a pasta sauce. I did have to let it simmer slowly for closer to an hour and a half as he was late getting home. It didn't harm the sauce in any way and, in fact, it had a very deep and rich flavor. Kudo's on your wonderful recipe.


  1. lauralie41
    This definitely is delish! We used ground round, one large red onion, instead of the ketchup used 1/4 cup tomato sauce, and all my herbs were dry. Served over linquine noodles and loved our supper.Thank you LifeIsGood for sharing! Made and reviewed for Culinary Quest 2014 - Cruisin' Culinary Queen.


Hello! I have a wonderful husband and two fantastic kids. I love to read, have fun with family and friends, stay active with: running; soccer; golf; biking; hiking; and gardening. I love to travel. I'm looking forward to more international travel someday. Cooking has become a passion for me. I love to read cookbooks, watch the Food Network, and try new recipes. I have way too many cookbooks! A few of my favorites are: Barefoot Contessa (any - but especially 'Family Style'),Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals 2, Roasting by Barbara Kafka, Beyond Parsley & The Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard Cookbook. I try to carefully choose recipes that I think my family will enjoy, which is why most of my ratings are 3-5 stars. Happy cooking!
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