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Simple Weeknight Bolognese
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

A hearty meat sauce with all of the flavor of a slow cooked sauce. Ready in under an hour!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Bolognese Sauce, Meat Sauce, Pasta Sauce, Simple Weeknight Bolognese
Servings: 8
Author: angela@eatlivehappy
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 cup onion, small diced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, small diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, small diced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 28 ounce cans crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon italian herbs seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 cup heavy cream
  1. In a large high sided skillet or dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, celery and carrots and saute' until soft.

  2. Add ground beef and brown until cook through. Drain off any excess fat.

  3. Add wine and bring to a boil, then add tomatoes, broth and seasonings stirring until well combined. Add cream. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.

  4. Serve over cooked hot pasta of your choice. Enjoy!