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Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce
Written by Kate thecook
Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce

A very simple sauce that goes well with so many dishes. Make in bulk and then divide up prior to freezing. Saves time, money and makes everybody happy.
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Course: Main Dish, Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Alcohol, Beef, Dairy, Sauce, Vegetables
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 309kcal



  • Heat the oil and butter together over low heat in a heavy bottomed pot.
  • Add the onion, celery, and carrot and cook until wilted.
  • Add the meat, breaking up the meat with a fork or spoon.
  • Season the meat with salt and pepper, add the wine and allow the wine to cook completely down to almost dry before adding the tomatoes and water.
  • Adjust the heat to a slow simmer and, being careful not to cook too rapidly, cook the meat and tomato sauce for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Stir frequently to avoid scorching the bottom.
  • When the sauce has cooked for several hours and the excess water has cooked off, remove from the heat and allow to cool before assembling the lasagna.


Sodium: 283mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 337mg | Cholesterol: 64mg | Calories: 309kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fat: 23g | Protein: 14g | Carbohydrates: 6g