Bolognese Beef Sauce

Bolognese Beef Sauce 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Bolognese Beef Sauce 150

Serve this robust sauce over spaghetti or penne. There's enough for 1-1/2 lb (750 g) pasta, or two meals of 12 oz (375 g) each. Freeze any leftover sauce for future use.

  • Portion size 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 6 oz pancetta finely chopped
  • 6 oz bacon finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 carrots finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds lightly crushed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can whole tomatoes
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red wine (or 2 tsp/10 mL red wine vinegar)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pinch granulated sugar
  • 1/5 cup chopped fresh parsley

Method

In large Dutch oven, saute beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain off any fat.

 

Add pancetta, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme, salt, pepper and fennel seeds; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 8 minutes.

Add milk; simmer until almost all liquid has evaporated, about 3 minutes.

Add tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, wine, bay leaf and sugar, breaking up tomatoes with potato masher. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until thickened and mixture can mound on spoon, about 1 hour. Discard bay leaf. Stir in parsley. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate, uncovered, in airtight container until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per 1/2 cup (125 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 385 mg
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 148.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g

%RDI

  • Iron 13.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 30.0
  • Vitamin C 22.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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