Bolognese Sauce

Lynn Socko

By
@lynnsocko

A delicious meat sauce that is not your typical tomato based sauce.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 lb
ground beef
2 lb
ground pork
1 lb
bacon
2
carrots
2
ribs celery
3 clove
garlic
1 small
onion
6 large
roma tomatoes
4 oz
tomato paste
1 1/2 c
beef broth
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1/2 tsp
dry basil
1 tsp
lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat tomatoes in boiling water for about 1-2 min. Once cooled remove skin and puree in food processor with 1 tsp of lemon juice, set aside.
Finely dice carrots, celery, onions and garlic in a food processor. I diced the carrots and onions separately each, and diced the celery and garlic together.
Cut bacon into pieces then grind in food processor.
Add about 2 tbsp. of olive oil to large soup pot over med. heat and add carrots, celery, onion, garlic and bacon. Cook for about 10 min. then add beef and pork. Cook until nicely browned, breaking apart as you cook. HELPFUL TIP: I use a potato mashed the break apart the beef and pork as it cooks.
Once meats are nicely browned, pour into colander and let sit for about 5 min to remove any excess fat.
Meanwhile, pour beef broth into pot, add tomato paste and mix together. Add tomato puree, Italian seasoning and basil. Stir together.
Return meat mixture back to pot and simmer on low for about 30 min.
2
Great for ravioli
3
As well as Lasagna
Place small amount of ragu in bottom of baking dish and spread over bottom. Place pasta on top of ragu, then top with ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella, then spoon on Ragu. Now repeat 2-4 time. Top layer will be past, Ragu and mozzarella cheese. Bake 400° 45 min or till bubbly.
4
I made Leftover Penne potluck with leftover sauce I had frozen. I added Italian sausage and pepperoni I had in the freezer, mixed in some Whole wheat Penne and topped with Moz and Parm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Sauces, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian