Bolognese Sauce Recipe

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  • Fresh, flavorful and fragrant bolognese sauce recipe - a hearty dinner that will warm you up this winter

    We’ve been enjoying a busy fall filled with travel, fall family fun and school festivities.  It seems planning and shopping for dinners has become more difficult than ever, which has resulted in more takeout than I care to admit.  A few weeks ago my friend Leslie and I were discussing how challenging it can be to get your family to eat healthy and of course to prepare the meal among all of these activities. She was telling me about a service that planned meals for you to select from and the right portion of ingredients are shipped directly to your door. I was immediately intrigued and took advantage of a couple complimentary meals to try for Blue Apron myself.

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    Easy bolognese sauce recipe

    One of my biggest challenges is to get the girls to eat healthy. Okay, me too. I’m always looking for ways to sneak in veggies and protein without complaints. This bolognese sauce was so flavorful that they never noticed, and begged for more! If you’re looking to take the stress out of cooking, I encourage you to try a couple meals as well!  Okay, onto the recipe, because it was amazing! In fact, I’ve already made it again. It is so quick, easy and perfect for a brisk evening.

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    Sauté them until soft and fragrant.

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    Add ground beef and break up until brown. Add tomato sauce.

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    Add brussels sprouts, butter, pecorino, and pasta water.

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    Bolognese Sauce Recipe

    Servings 4

    Ingredients

    • 1⅛ lbs ground beef
    • 10 oz spaghetti
    • 1 8- oz can tomato sauce
    • 6 ozs brussels sprouts
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 2 carrots
    • 1 yellow onion
    • 1 bunch parsley
    • 1 bunch rosemary
    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • ¼ c pecorino grated

    Instructions

    1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
    2. Wash, dry and dice carrots, onion and rosemary leaves. Peel and mince garlic.
    3. In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the garlic, carrots, onion and rosemary and cook 6 minutes until tender. Add ground beef and cook until browned {about 5 minutes}.
    4. Add tomato sauce and 1 c water and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium to simmer, stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, 7 to 9 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
    5. Meanwhile, add the pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook 8 to 10 minutes.
    6. Add pasta, butter, brussels sprouts {peeled} and ½ cup of pasta cooking water. Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently to coat the pasta, 2 to 3 minutes until thoroughly combined and the Brussels sprouts are bright green.
    7. Garnish with fresh parsley and pecorino to serve.

    Another bonus of Blue Apron is that it didn’t cost any more than what I currently spend at the grocery store for a meal because everything is perfectly portioned and unlike most services, there’s no commitment so you can skip or cancel any time. As a special offer to my readers, Blue Apron is offering 2 complimentary meals {to the first 50 readers} so you can relax and enjoy all that fall has to offer! Think of this as dinner on me!

    Fresh and healthy bolognese - a fall dinner adults and kids alike love!

    Don’t judge, it’s that good.

    Fresh and healthy bolognese - a fall dinner adults and kids alike love!

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    This post is sponsored by Blue Apron, however all opinions are my own.

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