Spaghetti with Best-Ever Bolognese Sauce

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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.

Spaghetti with Best-Ever Bolognese Sauce
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pound 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 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 14-16 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 (per serving)

474 Calories
18g Fat
53g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 474
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 645mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 16.5mg 83%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 6.5mg 36%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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