Bolognese Sauce

Suzy Dudley


Nice hearty sauce. Takes time but worth it. Great with fresh fettucine or rigatoni or sauce for lasagna. Freezes great.


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15 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


  • 5 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 large
    yellow onions, medium chopped
  • 3
    carrots, medium chopped
  • 3
    celery stalks, medium chopped
  • 5 oz
    turkey bacon
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 c
    fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 1 lb
    ground veal
  • 1 c
    red wine
  • 3 can(s)
    crushed tomatoes - 28 ounce
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1 c
    whole milk

How to Make Bolognese Sauce


  1. Saute the onions, carrots and celery in the olive oil in a large pot until soft.
  2. Add the turkey bacon and cook for another 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the meat, breaking it up well with a wooden spoon. You can turn the heat up a bit and cook until all the meat is browned.
  4. Add the red pepper flakes and parsley and cook for another minute.
  5. Add the wine and cook until the alcohol has evaporated, scaping the bottom of the pot for the brown bits.
  6. Add the tomatoes and season generously with salt and pepper. Lower to simmer and cook for 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  7. Finish the sauce by adding the milk, stir well and set aside to cool.

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Course/Dish: Other Sauces

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