Ground Beef Dinner — Bolognese Sauce

Find out the secret ingredient to this enticing sauce…
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Chicken livers are the secret to the Bolognese, shhhh… The sweetness of the peppers, onion, and basil, and the salty tang of gorgonzola is the perfect foil to Pasta alla Fantasia. — Cooking and the Career Girl

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4
Servings
2810
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 1/2 Pounds ground beef, veal and pork mix, browned and drained
  • 3 large cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 large can tomato purée
  • 2 Cups red wine
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 1 Pound chicken livers
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons sherry

Directions

Roughly chop the onion, carrot, and celery; put into food processor along with the garlic. Pulse until finely chopped. 

Sauté in 3 tablespoons olive oil in large pot, add meat mixture (can be all beef if desired), tomatoes, wine, and salt. Simmer for two hours. 

Meanwhile, sauté chicken livers in butter until cooked through and add sherry. Pour all into food processor and pulse until there are no chunks and add to sauce. Continue cooking and season to taste.

Pour over pasta.

Ground Beef Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Ground Beef Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
171g
100%
Sugar
20g
N/A
Saturated Fat
66g
100%
Cholesterol
1271mg
100%
Protein
249g
100%
Carbs
40g
13%
Vitamin A
4317µg
100%
Vitamin B12
35µg
100%
Vitamin B6
6mg
100%
Vitamin C
73mg
100%
Vitamin D
3µg
1%
Vitamin E
10mg
49%
Vitamin K
36µg
44%
Calcium
349mg
35%
Fiber
10g
39%
Folate (food)
816µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
816µg
100%
Iron
30mg
100%
Magnesium
362mg
90%
Monounsaturated
71g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
81mg
100%
Phosphorus
2733mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
12g
N/A
Potassium
5750mg
100%
Riboflavin (B2)
5mg
100%
Sodium
4397mg
100%
Thiamin (B1)
5mg
100%
Trans
5g
N/A
Zinc
40mg
100%

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