Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce

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Recipe by thekeyesingredients.com Course: Condiment
Servings

3.5

cups
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

2

hours 
Total time

2

hours 

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Tablespoons olive or coconut oil (enough to cover the bottom of the pan)

  • Pink Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced (fresh, frozen or jarred)

  • 1 Tablespoon dried Italian spices

  • 4 (24 oz.) jars of tomatoes, chopped or pureed

  • 2 packages grape tomatoes (optional)

  • Juice of ½ lemon or 1-2 Tablespoons lemon juice

  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped (¼ cup frozen or 1/4 cup tubed herbs can be used)

  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 bunch swiss chard, chopped (optional)

  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef (ground turkey can be substituted)

Directions

  • Heat a 6 quart stockpot on low to medium heat
  • Add the oil, salt, pepper, garlic and spices
  • As soon as you smell the garlic aroma add in the chopped tomatoes
  • Stir well and add the lemon juice, basil, parsley and the optional swiss chard
  • If adding meat, pan fry first then add to the sauce
  • Stir and simmer uncovered on low for 2-3 hours
  • Sauce will reduce and become thicker

Notes

  • Use sauce to top homemade zucchini noodles. Zucchini noodles are super easy to make, just run them through a vegetable spiralizer, blanche them and there you go!
  • Sprinkle on some fresh basil.
  • Spaghetti squash should be halved, covered with oven-proof paper and baked at 350 for 35 minutes, then take a fork and “fork it out”. Cover with sauce.
  • Enjoy! It brings me great joy to make a big pot of fresh tomato sauce.

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September 24, 2015