Bolognese Sauce

Suzy Dudley


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

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


5 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
yellow onions, medium chopped
carrots, medium chopped
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


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

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About Bolognese Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces