Recipe by stefychefy
"Recipe passed on from my Italian grandfather. The ultimate comfort food. Leftovers freeze nicely! To make this recipe more authentic, you can use a mixture of ground veal, pork, and beef. You can also substitute the balsamic vinegar for 1/2 cup of red wine."
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1 (16 ounce) package
onion, finely chopped
celery, finely chopped
carrot, finely chopped
lean ground beef
2 (28 ounce) cans
salt and ground black pepper to taste
chopped fresh basil
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
This was excellent!
I wish I could give this a 2.5. We ate it. It was hot and it was over pasta, which made it good for a winter's evening. But this sauce tastes predominantly of canned tomatoes. In fact, it really doesn't taste much at all like the Bolognese I've had in restaurants. We won't be making this again. I followed the recipe exactly.
A really excellent recipe. I was skeptical about the basalmic but it really worked. My only addition was a splash of red wine at the end. Delicious a definite keeper.
Best Bolognese I've made!! The bacon was SO good in this, and even though totally unhealthy I loved how you drain none of the bacon grease! It made this so, well, bacony ;) I used some frozen tomatoes from my garden last spring and just added a small can of tomato sauce to make it a little saucier. My daughter had seconds which is HIGHLY unusual. Great recipe....thanks!
This was excellent. I loved the bacon flavour. My husband loved this too. Thanks so much for sharing!
Not bad! I've been searching for a decent bolognese sauce for some time now. While not "knock your socks off good," this was by far the best bolognese I've ever made. I pretty much followed stefy's directions to the letter except for subbing meatloaf mix (i.e. ground beef, veal & pork) for plain 'ol beef. My grocer usually doesn't stock this, but tonight I was in luck. :) I am really glad I was able to make an authentic bolognese and think it was worth the extra cost to do so. Served with garlic & butter dinner rolls and Caesar salad, this was a very hearty meal. Thanks for sharing your grandfather's recipe, stefychefy! :-)
Wonderful Recipe ! I didn't have bacon, so I replaced it with diced turkey pastrami. Used turkey/pork sausage in place of hamburger and it was a fabulous dinner ! Thanks so much :)
This is the best bolognese EVER!
I didn't even have all the ingredients (I didn't have carrots and celery, so I added bell peppers and cubanela pepper instead... not that they have much in common :P), and even so it came out delicious!
The amount of bacon is just right: it tastes "bacony", but it doesn't disguise the rest of the flavors.
The balsamic gives a great touch!
I used leftovers to make lasagna, and it was another hit! From now on, this will be my bolognese and lasagna meat (or meat sauce) recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mom's Spaghetti Bolognese
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 451
** Calories from Fat: 126
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