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Weeknight Bolognese from Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That?: Fabulous Recipes & Easy Tips by Ina Garten

  • basil
  • ground beef
  • Parmesan cheese
  • heavy cream
  • garlic
  • nutmeg
  • dried oregano
  • orecchiette pasta
  • tomato paste
  • canned tomatoes
  • dry red wine
  • dried red pepper flakes

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  • julesamomof2 on August 19, 2017

    This one had too much red wine in it for the me. It overpowered the sauce. There are better Bolognese sauce recipes out there.

  • jodies on January 21, 2015

    I thought this sauce was very average. Reminded me a bit of the junior high cafeteria sauce. Better to spend (only a little) more time and make the real thing.

  • Rachaelsb on January 03, 2014

    Delish! so easy to prepare...great flavoring. There is lots of sauce-more than we like, so just put the extra in the fridge for another meal.

  • chawkins on August 09, 2013

    Very nice quick sauce. I used home grown tomatoes instead of the canned ones called for in the recipe. The sauce is well spiced, the little bit of nutmeg added je ne sais quoi, the cream and the last 1/4 cup of wine put in at the end added richness and round out the flavor.

  • Laura on May 28, 2012

    Pg. 154. For health reasons, we rarely eat beef or pasta. I had originally bought the ground beef thinking that I'd grill hamburgers as a very rare treat. But the weather didn't permit grilling outside and so I turned to EYB and found this recipe. I was initially skeptical that it would be good given the very short cook time. Well, it was delicious! And I expect that the leftovers will be even better tomorrow.

  • Delys77 on October 31, 2011

    For a quick cooked sauce this was absolutely delicious. Super and paired very well with shell pasta. Pureed the tomato before I put it in.

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