Authentic Italian Bolognese Recipe: A Hearty and Flavorful Meal

Bolognese sauce is a classic Italian sauce that is a staple in many households. This hearty and flavourful sauce is traditionally served with pasta, but it can also be used in lasagne or as a topping for pizza. The secret to a delicious Bolognese sauce is in the preparation, so let's dive into how to cook the best Bolognese.


  • 1 pound ground beef - You can purchase yours HERE
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound pasta


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until it is translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.

  3. Add the ground beef and cook until it is browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Be sure to break up the meat as it cooks.

  4. Add the diced carrots and celery and cook for another 5 minutes.

  5. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, beef broth, tomato paste, oregano, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and let it cook for at least 30 minutes. The longer it simmers, the more flavourful the sauce will be.

  7. While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta according to package instructions. Be sure to salt the water generously.

  8. Once the sauce has cooked, taste it and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

  9. Serve the sauce over the cooked pasta and enjoy!


  • You can make this sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze it for up to 3 months.
  • You can also add a splash of red wine to the sauce for extra depth of flavour.
  • Don't skimp on the cooking time. The longer the sauce simmers, the better it will taste.
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