Cook This: Bolognese Sauce

Today it was chilly out (okay, it’s 58 degrees in Miami and I wore Uggs and I regret nothing) so my belly was telling me, “Cook me something hearty, savory and piping hot!”

Bolognese sauce it is, belly!


1 package of grass-fed ground beef

1 whole carrot (chopped)

1 yellow onion (chopped)

3 tablespoons of tomato paste

1 can of crushed tomatoes

1½ tsps Calabrian chile paste

2 tsps of worcestershire sauce

fresh Parmesan cheese

2 pinches of sugar

In a large pan, heat 4 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef and sliced carrots; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Add the diced onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly softened and the beef is cooked through. Add the tomato paste and chile paste. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add the crushed tomatoes, sugar and worcestershire sauce; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. I always serve with freshly Parmesan cheese because it looks fancy and adds some more saltiness to the dish.


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