Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bolognese Sauce: Another great Red Sauce!

 Re-post...Original 7/12/11  Enjoy!

Today I made Bolognese(Italian spelling) sauce.  I like to make it with ground loose sausage because I think the flavor of good sausage stands out in the sauce. I use crushed tomatoes because I like to see some tomato pieces mixed with the sausage.  A bit of red pepper and fresh garlic and basil made for one great pot of goodness and the house smells fabulous!  A real Italian Kitchen! It was a great meal and unfortunately no leftovers.  Will surely make it again.

Happy Cooking from my kitchen to yours,


Recipe for Sauce:

1 1/2 lbs. ground loose Italian sausage
2 large cans (28 oz.) Tuttorosso Crushed tomatoes**
1 small can paste
1 tsp. dried basil or 2 or 3 fresh basil leaves
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes(if using hot sausage eliminate red pepper)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 or 3 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil

Check out the sausage in this great sauce!
Saute sausage in large pot with olive oil while breaking up the sausage in small to medium size pieces.  After the sausage has browned add 1 can tomato paste and 3 cans of water(use paste can).  Cook slowly and after it has simmered for a few minutes and is golden brown; add salt, pepper, basil, garlic and red pepper.  Simmer for ten minutes then add 2 cans Tuttorosso crushed tomatoes.  Simmer(with lid slightly on) until sausage is tender and tomatoes have cooked through. Approximately 2 to 3 hours.  Serve over pasta with Italian cheese.  Add a salad and your meal is complete.

**Note:  For a quicker sauce I use Tuttorosso Tomato Sauce.  It cooks in half the time. 


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