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Simple Bolognese Sauce

A delicious, meaty sauce that will have you looking for new things to cover it in. 



Ready In:

30 Mins



Good For:



About this Recipe

By: Jessica Cianci

A while back we started to get our meat delived through a subscription service. One month I accidently ended up with 4 pounds of groud beef. While I LOVE a good taco night, I don’t think 4 in a month with beef woud have worked. I also didn’t have the time to make my regular meatballs so meat sauce it was! This is simple and tastes amazing I keep looking for other things to top it with because shoveling it in my mouth alone may be frowned upon… 


  • 1 pound  ground beef
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 Cup red wine
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • to taste red pepper flakes.

When I made this recipe I used 80/20 ground beef. I normally use a leaner variety but this is what I had on hand. You can sub out the beef completly for a ground chicken or trukey if you wish! Still delicious! 


Get a larger portion of protein with this meat sauce. Top spaghetti squash with the sauce for a low carb dinner option.  

  • Protien 21.7% 21.7%
  • Carbs 15% 15%
  • Calories 19% 19%

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and celery. Cook until onions become soft.

Step 2

Add ground beef and break up into small pieces with spoon. Cook until almost completly cooked through. 

Step 3

Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add red wine and stir. Allow to reduce by almost half. 

Step 4

Add crushed tomatoes and stir to combine. Add spices. Allow the sauce to simmer until thickened and meat cooked through. 

Step 5

Serve over pasta, spagetthi squash or egg noodles.