Bolognese Beef Sauce Bolognese Beef Sauce

Bolognese Beef Sauce 150 Image by: Bolognese Beef Sauce 150 Author: Canadian Living

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
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2004



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


  • Iron 13.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Vitamin A 30.0
  • Vitamin C 22.0
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