For a quick weeknight dinner, this Bolognese sauce with ground beef and veggies, beef broth or wine is a perfect dish for families on the go.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Brown beef, bacon, onion, celery and carrots in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes.

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  • Add broth; simmer until evaporated, scraping browned bits from bottom of pan.

  • Stir in tomatoes and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until sauce is thickened, about 15 minutes. Serve over pasta.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; protein 25.5g 51% DV; carbohydrates 40.4g 13% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 59.8mg 20% DV; sodium 534.5mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2014
My kids loved it. I followed it exactly except I didn't have any celery to add. It was simple to make lots of flavor and fed my family of 5 with a pound of pasta and a little leftover for lunch tomorrow. We will be making this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2019
Good flavor but as others have done adding garlic would give it a little more flavor. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2014
My kids loved it. I followed it exactly except I didn't have any celery to add. It was simple to make lots of flavor and fed my family of 5 with a pound of pasta and a little leftover for lunch tomorrow. We will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2019
This is a nice quick recipe but I would definitely recommend sautéing the bacon and onions first. Get the bacon a little crispy otherwise you have little pieces of fat throughout the sauce. I didn t add the other vegetables but I did add garlic. With those changes it was really good. My husband added crushed red pepper to his own plate for a little extra spice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2019
It was great I added garlic and a few seasonings but all in all it was a great dish! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/08/2015
There was (almost) not enough salt in my kitchen to bring this sauce to life. I added a clove of garlic at the beginning and as it simmered and tasted I added dried oregano basil and practically a handful of garlic powder to try to get some flavor to come through. Squeezed in tomato paste and more salt until it finally tasted like sauce!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2019
Good flavor but as others have done adding garlic would give it a little more flavor. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2016
very nice all the family like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2017
I followed this recipe except for two changes: I omitted the bacon because I didn t have any and substituted 1% milk for the whole milk. Everyone liked this and felt it was tasty. I will try it with the bacon but even without this is going into my permanent recipes! #HealthyWinterDinner Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2015
Wonderful sauce! Took me about 40 mins to prepare did not add celery but added 2 cloves of garlic low fat milk instead of whole and some parm cheese. Tastes like in a restaurant made with Rigatoni pasta. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2018
Very simple and delicious but needs a bit more kick to it. Followed directions with one exception and that was adding some marsala wine to deglaze the pan first before adding the beef broth. Read More