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Flavorful, make it and leave it, delicious Bolognese style pasta sauce
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Bolognese Style Pasta Sauce.

A flavorful, set it and forget it bolognese sauce for your next pasta night.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bolognese, meat, pasta, sauce
Servings: 4 servings, covers 1 lb pasta


  • 1 tablespoon oil for frying
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 carrot diced
  • 2 celery diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 75 g left over sausage optional, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 can crushed tomato 28 oz
  • ½ cup water/stock/wine
  • ¼ cup cream 10%
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Handful of fresh basil optional, for garnish
  • Fresh grated parmesan optional, for serving
  • Cooked pasta your choice, for serving


  • In a large dutch oven, brown beef. Drain Excess fat.
  • Add carrot, celery, onion and sausage, cooking and stirring for 5-8 minutes, until vegetables are soft. Add garlic and stir 30 seconds.
  • Add tomato paste, crushed tomato and ½ cup liquid. Stir, bring to simmer, cover. Let simmer for 45-60 minutes (or longer if you have the time).
  • Stir in cream and nutmeg, then serve.
  • Cover cooked noodles with the sauce, stir together if you like. Garnish with fresh torn basil and freshly grated Parmesan, if desired.