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Bolognese sauce

Bolognese Sauce or meat ragu

Bolognese sauce is a complex sauce which involves various cooking techniques.
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Meat & Poultry, sauces
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 people
Calories 445 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)




  • Sweat the onions in some olive oil for 3 - 4 minutes before adding the celery and carrots and stir-fry for another 3 - 4 minutes.
    Bolognaise sauce - cook ingredients
  • Add the minced meat and constantly stir with a spatula or a spoon to break up big lumps if there are any.
    making bolognaise sauce
  • Add all the other ingredients; season with salt and pepper and leave to simmer for 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
    Bolognese sauce


  • The Bolognese sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and can be frozen for up to a month.
  • If the texture of the Bolognese sauce is too thick, it is recommended to add extra passata during the cooking process.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 445kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 24gFat: 33gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 762mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 880IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 4mg
Keyword bolognaise, ragout
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