Everyday Bolognese
Serves: 5
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 c. diced Onion
  • 1 TB minced Garlic
  • 1 Carrot, shredded (or two if you'd like)
  • 1 TB dried Oregano
  • 1 t. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt & ground black pepper, to taste (it will get saltier as the sauce reduces)
  • 28 oz. can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1½ c. Water
  • 3 TB Butter
  • ½ c. Half and Half
  1. Heat a large pot over high heat. Stir in the beef, onion, garlic and carrot. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in oregano, garlic powder, bay leaf and salt & pepper. Add the tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil, cover then reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for 1½ hours. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and half & half. (do not boil once you add half & half or it may break)
  2. Cook choice of pasta according to package instructions and drain.
  3. Either serve sauce over pasta or toss with pasta in a small skillet.
  4. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese if preferred.
Recipe by Food. (Just Sayin') at http://www.foodjustsayin.com/2013/05/everyday-bolognese/