Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Sarah’s Recipe Book

Bolognese Sauce

16 servings


1 hour 55 minutes

total time


4 oz pancetta (chopped (or center cut bacon))

1 tbsp butter

1 small onion (chopped)

1/2 cup celery (minced)

1/2 cup carrots (minced)

1 lb 95% lean ground beef

1/4 cup white wine

2 - 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes (I love Tuttorosso)

1 bay leaf

salt and fresh pepper

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup half & half


In a deep heavy saute pan, sauté pancetta until fat melts.

Add butter, onions, celery and carrots and cook on medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes.

Increase flame to medium-high, add meat, season with salt and pepper and sauté until browned.

Add wine, cook until it reduces down, about 3-4 minutes.

Add tomatoes and bay leaf. Simmer covered on low, at least 1-1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Add half & half and parsley, cook 2 minutes longer.


Serving Size

1 /2 cup


120 kcal

Total Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



77.5 mg


335 mg

Total Carbohydrate

8 g

Dietary Fiber

0.3 g

Total Sugars

4 g


7.5 g

16 servings


1 hour 55 minutes

total time
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