Easy Bolognese Sauce is a hearty meat based tomato sauce that is served over pasta. This easy shortcut sauce comes together in just 30 minutes!
Keyword: bolognese, bolognese sauce
1medium sized oniondiced
1poundground Italian Sausage
1poundlean ground beef
1/2teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
48ouncesjars of your favorite spaghetti sauce(2 24-ounce jars)
2tablespoonsfresh minced flat-leaf parsley
Heat a large, 4-5 quart pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage, ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until meat is no longer pink. Drain any excess grease from the pan.
Add basil, oregano, bay leaves and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for about 1 minute.
Add pasta sauce to the pot and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. You can simmer for longer if you like.
Stir in a couple tablespoons of freshly minced parsley. Serve immediately over pasta with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
If you prefer not to use jarred sauce, replace the pasta sauce with two 20-ounce cans of crushed tomatoes, a 15-ounce can of tomato sauce and a tablespoon of tomato paste. Double the seasonings and add a pinch or two of sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes.