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Bolognese Sauce with Meat

Rated as 4.1 out of 5 Stars

"A recipe for your basic tomato and meat sauce. Serve with your favorite pasta and a nice loaf of sourdough bread."
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servings 659
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a large saucepan saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add ground beef and continue cooking. Stir in prosciutto and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter, chopped tomatoes, and tomato paste. Let sauce simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Simmer for one hour. Add additional butter and simmer for an additional half hour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 659 calories; 57.6 7.7 27.1 141 1423 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

It is really the most flavorful meat sauce I have ever had.

Most helpful critical review

For a rookie this was easy enough. Doubled the tomatoes. No salt. My hubby loved it. Simple ingredients. I thought it was just okay...especially when considering the time investment.

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It is really the most flavorful meat sauce I have ever had.

I didn't have any prosciutto so I left that out. I also added some red wine to add depth to the sauce. Left out the butter completely. Simmered on the stove on low heat for a long time. I thi...

I had to double this recipe for a large family. I did add 2 extra tomatoes based on what others wrote. I didnt double the meat and kept everything else the same. This looks great and tastes fant...

I added a pound of ground pork, more than doubled the number of tomatoes, increased the tomato paste to a full (small size) can, omitted the butter entirely, and spiced it up a bit with more gar...

I LOVED IT!, so good! I DID add an extra tomato and cut BACK on the salt since the prosciutto is salty...I actually used about 1/4 teasp. of salt. Now...bad husband did NO...

I did not use as much butter as suggested in the recipe and I'm not entirely convinced that it needs to simmer for an hour and a half. I simmered for maybe little more than an hour. I also threw...

My husband loves this sauce! I added bob evans sausage and heavy whip cream to this pot of heaven and everyone was in paradise! Thanks for sharing.

Amazing and simple. Couldn't stop sampling.

A great uncomplicated recipe for complete beginners like me! I used canned chopped toms as I didn't have fresh, but other than that, perfick.