March 12, 2010

Bolognese is a very comforting food.  With lots of meat and sauce, it can be delicious.  This is a quick version that can be made with ingredients you have on hand.

You will need…

  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 c shredded carrots, chopped (optional)
  • 1 box (8 oz) sliced bella mushrooms
  • 1/2 c red wine, divided
  • 1 T crushed oregano
  • 1 T basil
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes

Then you…

  1. Brown the meat in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, carrots and mushrooms.
  3. Mix in 1/4 c red wine to deglaze the pan.
  4. Add in the oregano and basil, plus the tomato paste.  Mix well.
  5. Add the crushed tomatoes and simmer 20 minutes.  Add the last 1/4 c wine in the last 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with pasta, a green salad and garlic bread


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: