Bolognese is a meat-based sauce that originated in Bologna, Italy.  Typically it’s a thick sauce that contains more meat than tomatoes and is made with butter as to give it a unique flavor.  One of my favorites!!

Spaghetti Bolognese


1 lb lean ground sirloin
24oz can of ground peeled tomatoes
1 small carrot, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon of butter
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 lb spaghetti


In a large skillet, saute carrots and garlic in both butter and olive oil for about 3 minutes over medium heat.  Then add the ground beef, salt/pepper, and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

Next add the can of tomatoes, cover and cook over medium low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring ocassionally.

Cook spaghetti as directed on package.   Drain and mix together with sauce.  Serve sprinkled with parm cheese and (as I always add to pretty much everything) some crushed red pepper flakes.