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Bolognese Sauce

This is a fairly large batch recipe - I've made it for 6 hungry people
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CourseMain Course
Keywordbolognese, meatsauce, pasta, spaghetti
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time4 hours 30 minutes
Servings6 people (+)


  • 1.5 kg Ground Beef regular
  • 3 Onions small-ish size
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 100 gr Tomato Paste
  • 500 ml Red Wine
  • 3 sprigs Rosemary
  • 6 sprigs Thyme
  • 800 ml Diced Tomatoes canned
  • 500 ml Stock chicken or vegetable
  • Salt, Pepper, Paprika


  • Brown (saute) the ground meat over high heat in several batches
  • De-glaze the pan after each batch with red wine
  • Saute the finely diced onion and garlic together with the last batch of the meat
  • Add tomato paste to the onions and garlic, roast lightly, and keep de-glazing and reducing until the red wine is used up
  • Transfer the above to a cooking pot, add stock and canned tomatoes
  • Bring to a light boil and add chopped rosemary and thyme
  • Season with salt, pepper, and paprika (use smoked paprika if you like to add a bit of smokey flavour)
  • Simmer on low heat for 4 to 4.5 hours stirring occasionally
Nutrition Facts
Bolognese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 773 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 178mg59%
Sodium 829mg36%
Potassium 1297mg37%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 635IU13%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.