Bolognese Sauce

2 lbs ground beef

2 cups beef or pork stock

2 cans (15 oz) crushed tomatoes

1 large onion, small diced

¼ cup red wine

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped

2 tsp sugar

½ tsp ground nutmeg

Salt and pepper to taste

Serve this sauce over your favorite pasta for a rich and satisfying entree!

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.  
  2. Add ground beef. Break up the beef with a wooden spoon into small pieces. Stir frequently as the beef browns to make sure it’s being cooked evenly.  
  3. Once there are no pink pieces left and the meat has been fully browned remove the meat with a slotted spoon and set aside. Drain off and dispose of any remaining fat.
  4. In the same pot the meat was cooked in, over medium heat, sauté the onions until they are translucent, about 5-6 minutes.   
  5. Add garlic and basil,  cook for another minute.   
  6. Add the red wine.  Cook until the wine until it has been reduced completely and only a thick syrup coats the pan.
  7. Add the crushed tomatoes and stock.  Season with salt, pepper, sugar, and nutmeg.
  8. Stir in cooked meat and bring sauce to simmer.  Allow to simmer for 45-60 minutes on low heat.  Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.