RECIPE: Homemade Bolognese Sauce

Nov 5th 2022

RECIPE: Homemade Bolognese Sauce

Rich tomato based meat sauce with beef or pork is combined with all the traditional ingredients of pasta Bolognese for a flavorful week night meal that is easy whip up.

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  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 carrot finely diced
  • 1 rib celery finely diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1-1/4 cups red wine or beef broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 28 oz can whole tomatoes with juice
  • 4 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
  • pappardelle or tagliatelle or another long pasta


  • Sautee onion in oil over medium heat until it starts to soften, about 3-4 minutes. 
  • Add garlic, carrot and celery. Cook until softened, an additional 5 minutes. 
  • Add beef and pork. Brown until no pink remains. Drain fat. 
  • Add wine and simmer until evaporated, about 7-9 minutes. Add milk and simmer until evaporated, about 6-7 minutes. 
  • Stir in tomato paste, Italian seasoning, tomatoes with juice and bay leaf. Break tomatoes up with a spoon. 
  • Cover and simmer 30 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt & pepper to taste. 
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 1⁄2 cups of pasta water. 
  • Toss pasta with sauce adding pasta water to thin out if needed. Serve hot with grated parmesan cheese.