Bolognese Spaghetti Sauce

Today’s post is a recipe I know you will all love – homemade Bolognese spaghetti  sauce.

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There have been so many times I’ve purchased spaghetti sauce from the grocery store, only to use it and be disappointed that it lacks that specific…homemade..taste.

So, since I’ve shared quite a few sweet recipes over the past few weeks, it’s time for something savory.

This recipe is pretty simple (and quite inexpensive). It makes enough for 4 hefty servings, plus I filled an extra mason jar.

Ingredients:

– 1 package of ground beef

– 3 sticks celery

– ¼ – ½ cup diced white onion

– 1 can of canned tomatoes (about 1.5-2 cups of tomatoes)

– 1 can tomato sauce (the largest size)

– 1/2 Tablespoon chili powder

– 1/2 Tablespoon parsley flakes

– 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning

– salt and pepper to taste

Step One: Separate the ground beef into chunks and place in a frying pan. Cook on low heat (covered with a lid) until brown. There should be no pink left in the center of the chunks. This will take about 10 minutes.

Step Two: Chop the celery and onions and place in a large pot.

homemade bolognese spaghetti sauce recipe

Step Three: Into your large pot, pour the tomato sauce, spices, and the canned tomatoes (just the tomatoes, not the juice). I cut my tomatoes into quarters first.

homemade bolognese spaghetti sauce recipe

homemade bolognese spaghetti sauce recipe

homemade bolognese spaghetti sauce recipe

homemade bolognese spaghetti sauce recipe

Step Four: Add the ground beef to the large pot and give everything a good stir.

homemade bolognese spaghetti sauce recipe

homemade bolognese spaghetti sauce recipe

Step Five: Cover and simmer on low heat for 1 hour.

homemade bolognese spaghetti sauce recipe homemade bolognese spaghetti sauce recipe

In the meantime, cook up some pasta (homemade is the best!), and be prepared to slather it in tomatoey goodness.

homemade bolognese spaghetti sauce recipe

You will have a thick, chunky, and flavourful sauce. Warm and just like home.

homemade bolognese spaghetti sauce recipe

 

Japanese Chef Knife (to slice and dice like a pro)

 

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