Unrecipe of the Week: Bolognese Sauce

My family loves pasta with Bolognese sauce. I try to make it in a large batch, so that I can freeze the leftovers in small containers for a quick weeknight meal. It’s easy to make, and can be left on the stove to simmer for a few hours while you do other things.

Bolognese Sauce

Sauté a diced onion and several cloves of garlic in a little bit of olive oil. Add about a pound of ground beef and season with dried basil, dried oregano, salt, black pepper and red pepper. Don’t be shy with the seasoning, as some of the flavor will diminish during the long cooking time. Continue to cook until the meat is browned.

Carefully drain off any excess fat, and transfer the meat mixture to a large pot.

Add several cans (or boxes which are generally BPA free) of crushed tomatoes to the pot, along with a couple of bay leaves. Simmer gently with the cover on the pot, for a few hours.  Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.  Taste and correct the seasonings before serving.

Serve the sauce over cooked pasta and enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Unrecipe of the Week: Bolognese Sauce”

  1. mythineats Says:

    Hi there, that recipe looks pretty close to the way we make it here in Italy. Check my recipe out…would love to hear how you like it. Ciao

    http://mythineats.com/2012/04/13/finally-here-it-is-ragu-bolognese/

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