Classic Italian Bolognese Sauce

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Classic Italian Bolognese Sauce

Classic Italian Bolognese Sauce! This rich and savory sauce is made with a combination of ground beef, tomato sauce, and a blend of aromatic spices, slow-cooked to perfection for a full and deep flavor. Served over your favorite pasta.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Course This-That
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 518 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • ¼ cup bacon minced
  • 1 cup celery minced
  • cup carrot minced
  • ½ cup onion minced
  • 1 lb ground beef chuck
  • salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup wine dry white
  • Rosemary Garlic Seasoning
  • garlic, finely sliced


  • In a 3 quart saucepan heat oil and butter. Add bacon and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or until most of the fat has be rendered. Then add carrots, celery, and onions and saute for 3 minutes. Now add the beef, salt and pepper to taste and cook until the beef is no longer pink. Add the milk and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until the milk is completely evaporated. Add wine and simmer until evaporated.
  • Finally, add the tomatoes and simmer slowly, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours partially covered. It's important to reduce as slowly as possible. If sauce becomes dry, add 1/2 cup water whenever necessary.
  • When almost ready to serve, Prepare your pasta of choice. Normally by bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta until it is tender but still firm to the bite, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain, pat dry and return to the pot. Add your sauce to the pasta and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl, and serve immediately. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 518kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 24gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 257mgPotassium: 621mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 3869IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 3mg
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