Spaghetti Meat Sauce Recipe Homemade
Serves: 4 People
Table of Contents for this Classic meat sauce Bolognese Recipe
Classic spaghetti Beef Meat Sauce Recipe Overview
This spaghetti meat sauce recipe is a slow-cooked meat stew that can be made with meat or fish and vegetables — or even just vegetables. For this homemade spaghetti meat recipe we use ground beef to make a stew that is similar to a Bolognese sauce. You can eat this pasta meat sauce on its own, with polenta, couscous, or you can use this for a beef lasagna recipe. This is made on the stovetop mainly because of the use of hamburger meat. Other types of ragout sauces can be made with other meats which would be better cooked low & slow in the oven (e.g. rabbit, better cuts of beef, chicken, etc.)
Kitchen Tools For This Classic Meat Sauce Bolognese Recipe:
Large deep Skillet with lid or large saucepan with lid
Knife and cutting board
Beef Meat Sauce Recipe Ingredients:
Carrot – 1 cup shredded
Bay leaves – 2
Salt – 1 teaspoon
Paprika – 2 teaspoons
Garlic – 2 garlic cloves, minced
Hamburger Meat Lean – 2 lbs
Pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
Onion – 2 cups white onions (small dice)
Celery – 1 cup chopped (small dice)
Oil – 2 tablespoonsfor sautéing
Tomato – 1 28 oz can San Marzano tomatoes (see below for more info)
How to Prepare This Homemade Meat Sauce Recipe:
Dice the onion, celery and shred the carrot.
Using a large skillet, melt the butter:
Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and sauté until the onions are translucent and the carrots begin to caramelize (turn brown). Add the salt, pepper and paprika and blend well.
Add the meat and cook until it starts to brown.
Add the tomatoes, bay leaves. Stir well and cover. Keep heat on medium, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes.
Set aside to cool. Use this for layering into a classic meat sauce or saving in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Common Questions About How to Make A Classic Spaghetti Meat Sauce Recipe at Home
How can I make my meat sauce delicious?Since spaghetti sauce is bottom-up cooking starting with great beef is the secret to great sauce. You can grind your own beef by blending different cuts of beef like chuck roast, tri-tip, sirloin or brisket or any combination to make your own ground beef patty for burgers.
How do I store my classic meat sauce bolognese when ready? Keep your leftover beef meat sauce covered in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Or, wrap tightly in foil or transfer to an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating. Reheat in the oven or microwave until warmed through. If it was frozen, leave the foil on while baking and remove just at the end so the cheese can get brown and bubbly.
What tomato do I use for this spaghetti meat sauce recipe? San Marzano tomatoes are of the highest quality. These tomatoes have a sweeter flavor and lower acidity, but you can easily substitute your favorite brand instead.