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Mom's Spaghetti Bolognese

Mom's Spaghetti Bolognese

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
stefychefy

stefychefy

Recipe passed on from my Italian grandfather. The ultimate comfort food. Leftovers freeze nicely! To make this recipe more authentic, you can use a mixture of ground veal, pork, and beef. You can also substitute the balsamic vinegar for 1/2 cup of red wine.

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  • Calories:
  • 451 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 14 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.8g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 507 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Cook the spaghetti in the boiling water until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook the bacon in the oil until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir the onion, celery, carrot, and oregano into the bacon; continue cooking until the vegetables begin to soften, another 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Crumble the ground beef into the vegetable mixture; cook and stir until the beef is completely cooked and no longer pink, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Pour the balsamic vinegar over the ground beef mixture; allow to simmer until the liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes. Stir the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and sugar into the ground beef mixture; bring the mixture to a boil, season with salt and black pepper, and remove from heat. Stir the fresh basil into the mixture.
  4. Ladle the sauce over the cooked spaghetti. Top with Parmesan cheese to serve.
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Reviews

sunshine
13

sunshine

11/21/2011

This was excellent!

mocho
7

mocho

1/9/2012

A really excellent recipe. I was skeptical about the basalmic but it really worked. My only addition was a splash of red wine at the end. Delicious a definite keeper.

mommyluvs2cook
4

mommyluvs2cook

1/12/2012

Best Bolognese I've made!! The bacon was SO good in this, and even though totally unhealthy I loved how you drain none of the bacon grease! It made this so, well, bacony ;) I used some frozen tomatoes from my garden last spring and just added a small can of tomato sauce to make it a little saucier. My daughter had seconds which is HIGHLY unusual. Great recipe....thanks!

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