This Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe is a simple take on an authentic and traditional Italian meal. Loaded with ground beef and spices and laced with Merlot wine, this quick tomato based sauce is bound to be a wholesome family favorite.
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Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce

This Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce Recipe is a simple take on an authentic and traditional Italian meal. Loaded with ground beef and spices and laced with Merlot wine, this quick tomato based sauce is bound to be a wholesome family favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian Inspired
Keyword: bolognese sauce, meat sauce, spaghetti bolognese
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the ground beef to a large saucepan and brown the meat over medium heat, stirring regularly.
  • Once the meat is browned, drained the fat and add in the remaining olive oil and the onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions become translucent. 
  • Add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring regularly to ensure that the garlic does not burn. 
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and stir to combine, simmer over medium-low heat for 30 to 40 minutes until sauce reaches desired thickness. 
  • Serve over pasta, with bread, or whatever else you feel like.

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Notes

  • Merlot wine can be substituted for beef broth.
  • Ground turkey, chicken, veal, or pork can be used instead of ground beef.
  • Adapted from Hey, Let's Make Stuff.

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 985mg | Potassium: 957mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4.2mg