Spaghetti with Best-Ever Bolognese Sauce

Get a budget-friendly start on the meat-lovers' sauce by using ground chuck. It cooks in less than 30 minutes but tastes like it simmered all day.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
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Spaghetti with Best-Ever Bolognese Sauce
Ingredients
1 1/2
pounds 85 percent lean ground beef chuck
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
3
cloves garlic, minced
1
cup half-and-half or milk
1
cup chicken broth
1
tablespoon white wine vinegar
1
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1
6 ounce can tomato paste
2
teaspoons Italian seasoning, crushed
1
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
14 ounce package dried whole wheat, multigrain or regular spaghetti
 
Grated Parmesan, Romano, or Asiago cheese (optional)
 
Fresh oregano (optional)
Directions
  1. In 12-inch skillet brown ground beef, onion, carrot, and garlic until meat is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain off fat.
  2. Add half-and-half. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until half-and-half is nearly evaporated. Stir in broth, then vinegar. Return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until liquid is nearly evaporated. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, seasoning, pepper, and salt. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti, with 1 tablespoon salt added to water, according to package directions Drain. Serve spaghetti with sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and oregano. Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Spaghetti with Best-Ever Bolognese Sauce)
    Per serving:
  • 474 kcal cal.,
  • 18 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 69 mg chol.,
  • 645 mg sodium,
  • 53 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 26 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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