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5 from 2 votes


Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Homestyle Bolognese Sauce
Servings: 10
Author: Erika Price


  • 32 oz Ground beef
  • 6 Carrots wash, peel and dice small
  • 11 stalks Celery wash, cut leafs, dice small
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion dice small
  • 4 pinch Dry or fresh Rosemary
  • 42 oz Canned Tomato Pulp OR Diced
  • 9 oz Red wine Mom uses white but I prefer red. Preferably do not use wine you would not drink!
  • 5 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt as needed or desired
  • Black ground Pepper


  • Main Ingredients
  • Wash and dice carrots, celery and onion, small
  • Add the olive oil to your pot, warm up and saute' carrots celery and onion for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • In a prep bowl, using your hands or a fork, break the ground beef in small pieces
  • Add the beef to the pot, flavor with salt, pepper and rosemary. Evenly mix with the vegetables making sure you keep breaking the meat. You don't want hamburger patties in the sauce :). Let the meat saute' until most of the released liquids are reduced, on medium high. NOTE: a stainless steel pot helps reducing liquids faster)
  • Add the wine and let evaporate for 2 minutes on medium (medium high if non stick pot)
  • Add the canned tomatoes and rosemary, adjust with salt and pepper and cover for one hour stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and cover with lid.
  • After one hour move the lid to a side so that liquids evaporate. Remember, if you use a stainless steel pot the liquids will reduce faster so if you notice your sauce is not fluid enough just add tomato SAUCE or PUREE. Keep cooking on low for another hour, stirring frequently.
  • The amount of sauce makes it for 5 glass jars of 12-14 oz each, which you can freeze once fully cooled off.