Sauces & Stuff
Classic Bolognese Sauce
Bolognese [boh-loh-N’YEH-zeh] sauce is a beloved classic Italian pasta sauce that's prepared like a stew for exceptional depth of flavor. This recipe makes enough for a crowd, so gather the whole family 'round, or freeze the extra for an easy meal later on.
Good Things Take Time
Adding the ingredients in stages takes a bit of time, but it provides noticeably deeper flavor in the end.
Mince onions, carrots, celery, fennel, and garlic in a food processor. Heat oil in a pot over medium-high; add vegetable mixture and salt, and sauté until liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes.
Stir in chuck and pork, breaking it up with a potato masher. Add Italian seasoning and pepper, then cook until meat is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
Stir in crushed and diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and bay leaves. Simmer sauce over medium-low heat until thick, stirring frequently, about 45 minutes. Discard bay leaves; season sauce with salt and pepper.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 953mg 39%
Carbs 16g 5%
Fiber 3g 12%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.