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Bolognese Sauce

Classic Italian sauce with tomatoes, sausage, and herbs.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 429
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 1 lb. ground round
  • 1 lb. ground sweet or mild Italian sausage
  • 2 large white onions chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 28-oz. cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28-oz. can whole tomatoes
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 small can water (use the tomato paste can)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Brown the ground round and Italian sausage in a large pot. Once browned, remove with a slotted spoon. Pour off excess fat, leaving about 2 tablespoons.
  • Add chopped onions and garlic to pot and stir for a few minutes on medium heat until starting to brown and get tender.
  • Add the tomatoes, wine, herbs, sugar, tomato paste, water, and salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer on low or medium-low for about two hours, stirring occasionally.