Homemade Bolognese Sauce Recipe
The sauce is made with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, celery, carrots, and a blend of herbs and spices such as bay leaves, nutmeg, and thyme.
It is typically simmered on low heat, allowing the flavors to develop and the sauce to thicken. It’s often served with pasta, such as spaghetti or tagliatelle, and can also be used as a base for other dishes like lasagna.
The Bolognese sauce,
The sauce has a long history and its origins can be traced back to the 18th century. The traditional recipe of Bolognese sauce is known as the “ragù alla bolognese” and it’s a meat-based sauce made with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, celery, carrots, milk or cream and a blend of herbs and spices.
This sauce is typically simmered for several hours on low heat, allowing the flavors to develop and the sauce to thicken. The ragù alla bolognese was traditionally served with tagliatelle, a type of flat pasta that originates from the region.
However, it’s now commonly served with spaghetti as well. It’s considered one of the most famous Italian sauces worldwide and it’s often considered a comfort food.
In a large pot or Dutch oven,
brown the ground beef over medium heat until fully cooked. Drain off any excess fat.
Add the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery to the pot and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
Pour in the red wine and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the wine has reduced by half.
Stir in the fresh tomato paste, beef broth, oregano, basil, thyme, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.
Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for 1 hour and 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the bay leaf before serving the sauce over cooked pasta.
Enjoy, Good Appetite!