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Beef – Bolognese Pasta Sauce (GF) Recipe

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This recipe for Beef – Bolognese Pasta Sauce (GF), by , is from Feed Your Mind, Body and Soul, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Katherine Liner
Added: Tuesday, January 25, 2011


2 medium onions, finely chopped
3 - 5 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup olive oil, or less depending on the size of your pot
4 celery ribs, finely chopped
3 medium carrots, finely chopped
2 parsnips, finely chopped
1 to 1 ½ lbs. ground beef
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper
½ tsp. basil
¼ tsp. oregano
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 to 2 (14 oz.) cans tomato sauce
pasta, your choice (gluten-free if desired), cooked per the package

In a large pot (i.e. 6 to 8 qt.), sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until onions are translucent. Add celery, carrots and parsnip and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef. Break up lumps and cook until the meat is no longer pink. Add bay leaves, salt, pepper, basil and oregano and stir. Stir in tomato paste. Add sauce. If the sauce is too thick, you can add water. Cover and simmer 45 to 60 minutes. Remove the bay leaves. Serve with spaghetti or pasta of your choice.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was one of the first meals my mother taught me to make. My husband likes my sauce better than those made in the finest Italian restaurants! This sauce freezes well and is also a good base for lasagna.




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