Favorite Bolognese Sauce

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pre-heat a large, heavy saucepan, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan.
  • Add Ground Beef and Pork, brown meat until no longer pink. Break up large pieces and occasionally stir (7 - 10 minutes).
  • Transfer meat to a plate or bowl. Wipe saucepan with a paper towel.
  • Lower heat to medium-low and add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the heavy saucepan.
  • Add diced carrots and chopped onions to the pan, cook until vegetables are slightly soft. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add sliced mushrooms and saute for 2 - 5 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato paste and continue stirring for another minute.
  • Add cooked ground meat back into the saucepan. Mix together with vegetables.
  • Combine and stir in crushed tomatoes, 1 cup of beef broth, oregano, salt and black pepper.
  • Bring sauce to a simmer over medium heat. Once simmering lower heat to low, cover saucepan leaving a small opening let steam escape and help the sauce cook down.
  • Simmer the sauce for at least 1 hour (I like to simmer for about 2 hours), stirring every 10 - 15 minutes.
  • NOTE: Add additional beef broth if sauce starts to thicken too much for your taste.
  • Give the sauce a taste and season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve Bolognese Sauce over your favorite pasta homemade or box (Pappardelle, Fettuccine, Spaghetti, or whatever you have on hand).
  • Garnish with Shaved (or grated) Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese and Chopped Parsley.
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