Bolognese Sauce

July 16, 2011 | In: Pasta, Sauce

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This is a meat sauce. This sauce is delicious with tagliatelle pasta, then you’d have Tagliatelle alla Bolognese. You can also use it with your home made pasta (see picture on left) or with Rigatoni, Schiaffoni which are much bigger than Rigatoni. It’s all very good.


2lb Ground Meat ( 1lb Pork, 1lb Beef)

1 Onion

2 Carrots

3 Celery Staks

2 large cans Tomato Sauce

1 can San Marzano Peeled Tomatos

Fresh basil

2 Carrots cut in half

1 cup Red Wine



Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Start by grinding the carrots, onion and celery staks.

In a pan, add some extra virgin olive oil, let it get warm

Add the carrot, celery, and onions.

Saute for 5 to 10 minutes or until the onions are translucent.

On the side, mix the meat in a bowl

Add the meat to the pan with the onions

Add salt, and pepper

Stir, cover and cook it at low heat for another 20 minutes

Add the wine and turn to high heat to allow the wine to evaporate.

Mix the meat with a wood spoon.

Add the tomato sauce and switch back to very low heat

Add the fresh basil leaves, and the carrots cut in half

Let it cook for 1 hour. Keep stirring every 1/2 hour

If the sauce is too dry, add 1/2 cup of water and let it cook.

The length to cook a good meat sauce is about 2 hours .

When done remove the basil and the carrots.

That is it. The sauce is ready to be served with your pasta.

Note: When you bring your pasta on the table, I recommend never to put the parmiggiano cheese to top.  Serve the parmiggiano cheese on the side not in the pasta .

Enjoy, Buon Appetito!

1 Response to Bolognese Sauce


Robin Rangel

July 29th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Hi Lina, I tried your bolognese sauce and it was a big hit with my family. I recently met Pino and Luciana and when we got on the subject of food, Luniana gave me your web site. I’m so glad she did! I am going to try as many of your recipes as I can, and I’ll comment on each one as I do! Thank Luciana for me, will you? Thank you! – Robin

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