Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Simple Bolognese Sauce

I ask my husband when I am planning my menu and shopping trip every week,
what he might want me to make for dinner?
His answer usually always is, Spaghetti and sauce.
Unfortunate for him, I am not very big on 'Spaghetti and sauce'.
I just find it so boring and blah.
So in order to compromise I do try to make spaghetti and sauce for him now and then.
A few weeks ago I found this homemade sauce for Bolognese.
Let me tell you, there is nothing boring about this sauce.
I am now a fan!
My whole family loved it, even the little boys who grace the presence of our dinner table before rushing off to play Star Wars. :-)

Simple Bolognese Sauce

1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 celery stalk, minced
1 carrot, peeled and minced
1 lb. ground Turkey or ground beef
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. When almost smoking, add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion is very tender, about 8 minutes. Add the celery and carrot and saute for 5 minutes. Increase the heat to high, add the ground beef, and saute until the meat is no longer pink, breaking up any large lumps, about 10 minutes.

2. Add the tomatoes, parsley, basil, and salt and pepper, and cook over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens,about 30 minutes. Stir in the cheese, then season with more salt and pepper to taste.

3. Serve over your choice of noodles. I prefer Fettuccine or Linguine.



ali said...

looks delicious Jess!

Valerie said...

I always ask my husband too, but he never helps much. This looks really good.