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Bolognaise Sauce

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A flavorful Bolognaise Sauce is more than just a pasta sauce


  • 1 T olive oil
  • 5 oz bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz) tomatoes, crushed or diced
  • 2/3 cup red wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 T mixed Italian herbs
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 T all-purpose flour


  1. Heat oil in a large pot, and add onions and bacon. Sauté until onions are soft and bacon browns.
  2. Add beef and garlic and cook until meat is browned about 10 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, wine, bay leaf, stock cube, herbs and seasoning, and tomato paste.
  4. Simmer uncovered for at least 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. The sauce has a high-fat content.
  6. Stir in flour to emulsify the fat and cook a further 2 minutes to thicken.
  7. Serve with your favorite pasta or use in lasagna.
  8. I usually double the recipe and freeze the leftovers.

Prepared, tried, and tested by: Christl Honiball

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