BOLOGNESE SAUCE

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of 85% lean ground beef chuck
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 medium carrots (chopped (1 cup)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup half-and-half or milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • 1 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons of Italian Seasoning, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Steps

  • In a 12-inch skillet brown the ground beef, onion, carrot, and garlic until meat is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain off the fat.
  • Add half-and-half.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes or until half-and-half is nearly evaporated.
  • Stir in broth.
  • Stir in vinegar.
  • Return to boiling.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes or until liquid is nearly evaporated.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, seasoning, pepper, and salt.
  • Bring to a a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes or until thickened