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Bolognese Sauce

The Bolognese sauce is famous all over the world. This type of sauce is sometimes known as ragú sauce, or spaghetti sauce. However, there is a huge difference between the Bolognese and the ragú sauce. First of all, the ragú sauce calls for actual chunks of meat, not ground beef like the Bolognese. Moreover, the ragú is used more for types of pasta like “penne” or “tortellini”, whereas the Bolognese is preferred on gnocchi or spaghetti, hence the name spaghetti sauce.

It takes quite a long time to make the Bolognese sauce and a lot of preparation to do. However, it is nothing compared to how long it takes to cook the ragú. In fact, the tradition wants the ragú to be cooked for at least 6 hours on low heat, and you also have to stir very often. The chunks of meat, usually pork meat such as pork chops or sausages, are slowly cooked in a tall pot filled with tomato sauce. The Bolognese, on the other hand, requires ground beef as previously stated and not that much tomato sauce. Here’s the recipe for a delicious Bolognese sauce made from scratch:


  • 4 carrots
  • 1 celery
  • 1 big onion
  • Olive oil
  • 1.5 pound of lean ground beef
  • 1 jar of tomato sauce
  • Salt
  • White wine


  • Peel the onion and chop very finely
  • Take a medium sauce pan and add oil
  • Add chopped onion to the oil and place sauce pan on low medium heat
  • Peel carrots, chop finely and place in a medium size mixing bowl
  • Chop celery finely and place with the chopped carrots in the bowl
  • When onion has become golden brown, add carrots and celery to the sauce pan and stir fry together
  • When the vegetables are well done, add ground beef to the sauce pan and let it cook
  • Add salt to taste and stir often
  • Make sure the ground beef is well cooked and if it seems a little dry, sprinkle some white wine in the sauce pan.
  • Cover the pan and let it cook for about 15 minutes.
  • Add jar of tomato sauce and stir often.
  • Add more salt to taste and keep stirring.
  • When tomato sauce comes to a boil, reduce to low heat.

If you want to make the Bolognese sauce for the spaghetti, then cook spaghetti in boiling water, drain the water and place the spaghetti in a bowl plate. Add as much as Bolognese sauce as you prefer and then sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top. Serve warm and enjoy this delicious meal!

This was a guest post left by Aronno, a writer and food lover. If you find yourself with extra portions of Bolognese sauce, make sure to place them in the right sauce bottles, which have to be properly sealed or you risk having the sauce go bad. Therefore, if you are looking for the perfect food containers, you might want to pay a visit to

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