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Dad's Bolognese Meat Sauce

Rated as 3.86 out of 5 Stars
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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
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 469 calories; 34.3 12.8 28 129 1093 Full nutrition

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

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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 ...

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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.

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...

It turned out really great with several modifications. You certainly don't have to make it this way; I just really preferred it. I used 8 carrots, a total of 9 oz of tomato paste, 1 medium to ...

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.

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

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...

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...