Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce


1 onion, minced
1 carrot, minced
1 celery stalk, minced
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb lean ground beef, or ground pork
2 tsp tomato paste
2/3 cups dry red wine (Chianti works well)
2/3 cups beef or chicken stock
16 oz can of Italian peeled tomatoes.(we like Cento)
kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
3 tbs heavy cream
Dash of freshly grated nutmeg
This is a classic Italian meat sauce that is a staple of northern Italy. There are many variations, Grandma D’amico said this was the real thing! Who am I to argue?!
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan and add the onions, carrots, and celery. Saute until tender.
  • Add the beef or pork with the tomato paste and cook until the meat changes color.
  • Add the wine stock, and tomatoes. Break up tomatoes with a wooden spoon.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg, reduce heat and simmer very gently until the meat is tender and sauce is reduced. about 1 hour.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Stir in cream, mix well, then serve over pasta.



15 min


15 min


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