Friday, May 31, 2013

Beef Bolognese Sauce

Beef Bolognese Sauce
Yield: Serves 8-10


3lbs of ground beef
5 medium onions, diced
1 1/2 cups of chopped baby carrots or one whole carrot diced
4 stalks of celery, diced
2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 15oz can of tomato sauce
2 jars of tomato sauce or 6 cups of homemade sauce
3 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
1 head of garlic (about 8-10 cloves), minced
1/3 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup fresh basil


1. Prep all of your vegetables, dice and mince when needed and set aside.
2. Turn your large saucepan on medium heat, coat with oil, and add you beef.
3. Sprinkle your salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic on your beef and brown for 5-10 min.
4. Turn your slow cooker on LOW for 8 hours, add the contents of your saucepan to the basin of you slow cooker.  You can also cook this overnight. The longer you cook it for the more flavors marinate together.
5. Add your canned tomatoes, sauce, all your vegetables, and seasonings. Mix well and cover.
6. Serve immediately or cool and freeze in containers! Enjoy!

I make this huge batch every couple of months and freeze in containers for easy dinners. This flavorful and hearty sauce makes for a filling dinner and sneaking in the veggies makes me extra happy as I watch my kids gobble it up!

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