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Ragu Bolognese Recipe

This easy and delicious Ragu Bolognese recipe is perfect on pasta. It's chockfull of meat and so tasty.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword bolognese sauce, ragu sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 12 Cups
Calories 520kcal


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 medium onion or half of a large onion
  • 1 celery
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 pound ground beef I use grass fed
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 28 ounces beef broth


  • Put the carrot, celery and onion in a food processor and pulse until they are diced sized pieces
  • Heat a heavy stockpot on medium
  • Add the oil, heat, then add diced (processor pulsed) vegetables
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Sauté for 8 minutes
  • Add meat and break it up with a metal spatula. Sauté for 8 minutes
  • Add garlic and sauté another minute
  • Add wine, diced tomatoes, paste and beef broth. Stir and bring to a simmer. Continue to cook for 2 ½ to 3 hours
  • Taste and adjust salt and pepper
  • Plate pasta and a veggie
  • Ladle gravy over pasta
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


It is roughly 12 cups of meaty goodness.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 520kcal