Dad's Bolognese Meat Sauce

Dad's Bolognese Meat Sauce

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"This sauce is very different than the other bolognese already listed. It takes a little work, but after you make it once or twice it is really easy... and SO GOOD! My dad used to make it for us almost every weekend, and now I make it for my family!"
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Ingredients

2 h 25 m servings 469 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 469 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 34.3 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 1093 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble very finely and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, chop the carrots, onion and ham.
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in carrot mixture and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in cooked beef, beef broth, tomato paste, lemon zest, bay leaves, basil and nutmeg. Simmer over lowest heat, partially covered, for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Immediately before serving, stir in cream and mix well.

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Most helpful positive review

I have been looking for a quick and delicious Bolognese sauce and this is definately it. I could have ate the whole pot myself.

Most helpful critical review

When I did the recipe I didn't really think about the ratio of nutmeg to basil in the ingedients. But the first bite I took I thought to myself. "Uhhhh, Christmas Bolognese?" I think that it ...

When I did the recipe I didn't really think about the ratio of nutmeg to basil in the ingedients. But the first bite I took I thought to myself. "Uhhhh, Christmas Bolognese?" I think that it ...

I have been looking for a quick and delicious Bolognese sauce and this is definately it. I could have ate the whole pot myself.

My family didn't care for the nutmeg flavor. Too many carrots. Wasn't that good...will try again w/ fewer carrots and no nutmeg.

I didn't like it.

You might as well simply chop up some carrots, boil some pasta, then throw the carrots on top. This recipe should be called Dad's Carrot Meat Sauce. Yep, doublecheck those ingredients, and th...

WOW!!!! That was simple, flavorful, and one of the best homemade bolognese sauces I've ever come across! Many thanks for that recipe!

This recipe is really easy to put together and great for family gatherings (one pot of sauce for all!). The lemon zest adds a little zing to the bolognese sauce and the cream just makes it so yu...

I searched for the perfect recipe for some time and this is definetly it.

My husband, toddler, and I loved this sauce. It cooks up quickly and is delicious. I grated the carrots (we don't currently have a processor and it's easier for my young toddler to handle) and u...