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Beef Bolognese Sauce. Authentic Italian Beef Bolognese Sauce on top of fresh pasta is a warm, weeknight dish made in less than 30 minutes. www.modernhoney.com #italian #beefbolognese #pasta #spaghetti #italianfood

Beef Bolognese Sauce

Beef Bolognese Sauce. Authentic Italian Beef Bolognese Sauce on top of fresh pasta is a warm, weeknight dish made in less than 30 minutes. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Beef Bolognese Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 small Onion (finely diced)
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves (finely diced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil (chopped, plus more for garnish)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes (depending how much spice you want)
  • (1) 6-ounce can Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Beef Broth or Dry White Wine (I use beef broth but if you use wine, add 1/2 teaspoon more salt)
  • (1) 28-ounce can Diced Tomatoes (peeled)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream or Half-n-Half
  • 1 lb. Pasta (of choice)
  • 1/2 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large, heavy skillet or pot.  Add ground beef and cook on medium-high heat until it is partly browned. Break up the meat and stir often with a wooden spoon.

  2. Add onion, garlic, basil, and red pepper flakes.  Cook until the meat is completely browned and the onions are translucent about 7-8 minutes. 

  3. Add the tomato paste and beef broth.  Cook for 3 minutes.  Add tomatoes, salt, and pepper and lower heat to medium.  Simmer sauce for 10-15 minutes.  

  4. While sauce is simmering, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain.

  5. After the sauce is simmered, stir in heavy cream. 

  6. Serve with freshly cooked pasta and top with fresh parmesan cheese and basil.