Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears


Serves 8

Cost per Serving:


Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 8 Hours, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 313
Fat 14 g
Satfat 6 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Sodium 822 mg


1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
2 pounds lean ground beef
Salt and pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
1 cup whole milk
1 cup white wine
2 28-oz. cans crushed tomatoes


1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrot and cook, stirring, until vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Turn heat to high, add beef and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

2. Pour in milk and wine and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook at a lively simmer until most of liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes.

3. Transfer mixture to slow cooker, stir in tomatoes, cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Remove cover, stir and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 30 minutes longer.

October 2011
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