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Authentic Bolognese Sauce

 
One serving costs about $2.31

$2.31 per serving

6 people like this recipe

6 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 gluten-free,gluten free sauce
spoonacular Score:46%

Spoonacular Score: 46%

 

You can never have too many sauce recipes, so give Authentic Bolognese Sauce a try. This recipe makes 8 servings with 476 calories, 23g of protein, and 35g of fat each. For $2.31 per serving, this recipe covers 16% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 6 people have made this recipe and would make it again. If you have milk, regular ground beef, pancetta, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, primal, and ketogenic diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 50%. This score is pretty good. Try Ragù alla bolognese (Bolognese Sauce), Bolognese Sauce (ragu Bolognese), and The Best Authentic Enchilada Sauce for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 large
1 large carrot
carrot
1 rib
1 rib celery
celery
1.5 cups
1.5 cups dry white wine
dry white wine
3
3  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
2 lb
2 lb ground beef
ground beef
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1
1  diced onion
diced onion
4 oz
4 oz pancetta
pancetta
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps pepper
pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
1 cup
1 cup tomato paste
tomato paste
1.5 cups
1.5 cups whole milk
whole milk
1 large carrot
1 large
carrot
1 rib celery
1 rib
celery
1.5 cups dry white wine
1.5 cups
dry white wine
3  garlic cloves
3
garlic cloves
2 lb ground beef
2 lb
ground beef
3 Tbsps olive oil
3 Tbsps
olive oil
1  diced onion
1
diced onion
4 oz pancetta
4 oz
pancetta
0.5 tsps pepper
0.5 tsps
pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
1 cup tomato paste
1 cup
tomato paste
1.5 cups whole milk
1.5 cups
whole milk

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook pancetta, onion, carrot, celery, and garlic until soft, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Stir in wine, milk, and tomato paste. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Simmer uncovered for 1 hour, until most of the liquid is absorbed.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.31
Ingredient
1 large carrot
1 rib celery
1.5 cups dry white wine
3 garlic cloves
2 pounds ground beef
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 diced onion
4 ounces pancetta
½ teaspoons pepper
¼ cups tomato paste
1.5 cups whole milk
Price
$0.13
$0.15
$4.88
$0.20
$7.04
$0.50
$0.24
$4.54
$0.03
$0.26
$0.50
$18.46

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you are cooking with wine, be aware that the amount of alcohol that evaporates could be much less than you think. In fact, researchers found that anywhere between 4 and 49 percent of the alcohol in a dish might remain depending on the cooking method, length of cooking, etc. If you're concerned about the amount of alcohol you're consuming, keep an eye on how much wine is going into your dish!

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • Carrots can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. The starch in the carrots will turn to sugar over time, but this is not a problem, they'll just taste sweeter. The academy lesson about carrots contains more useful information.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

  • According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), celery is one of the worst vegetables in term of pesticide residue. If you're trying to reduce pesticide residue in your diet, be sure to buy organic celery.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
477 Calories
23g Protein
35g Total Fat
7g Carbs
8% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
477
24%

Fat
35g
54%

  Saturated Fat
12g
76%

Carbohydrates
7g
3%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
94mg
31%

Sodium
558mg
24%

Alcohol
4g
26%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
23g
47%

Vitamin B12
2µg
45%

Zinc
5mg
35%

Vitamin A
1731IU
35%

Selenium
22µg
32%

Vitamin B3
5mg
29%

Phosphorus
263mg
26%

Vitamin B6
0.51mg
25%

Vitamin B2
0.29mg
17%

Potassium
577mg
17%

Iron
2mg
15%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Magnesium
37mg
9%

Vitamin B5
0.91mg
9%

Calcium
90mg
9%

Vitamin K
9µg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.13mg
9%

Manganese
0.16mg
8%

Copper
0.13mg
7%

Vitamin D
0.76µg
5%

Vitamin C
3mg
5%

Folate
17µg
4%

Fiber
0.96g
4%

covered percent of daily need

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