Monday, October 14, 2013

Easy Bolognese Sause

As you can tell by the title of this recipe, Easy Bolognese is actually easy!  What is great about this sauce is that you can make it ahead of time and freeze it in portions.  I made this on a Sunday morning and had enough sauce for 2 meals, shared some of it and then froze the rest.  I probably would have added in diced carrots and celery if I had any on hand when I made this, so I will do that next time and see if it tastes any different.  Serve this Easy Bolognese Sauce with your favorite pasta and you will have a quick, delicious, and filling meal.  I made mine with spaghetti and it was so good.  Enjoy!  

Easy Bolognese Sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, diced
3 or 4 cloves garlic, minced
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon red chili flakes
½ cup red wine
½ cup milk
2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped (I used 2 basil cubes by Dorot.)


In a heavy pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.

Add onions and sauté until soft about 5 to 7 minutes. 

Next, add in garlic and sauté until fragrant.

Add ground beef to onions and garlic.  Cook until meat is no longer pink, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and red chili flakes.

Stir in red wine and milk.

Cover and simmer on low for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Stir in basil about 10 minutes before end of cooking time. 

Serves 6 to 8.