Bolognese Sauce

I’m sitting in my mom’s house alone with two dogs. Somehow I did not expect my visit to Williamsport to be a direct reflection of my life in Northern Virginia. It is kind of funny, actually. It is not like I’ve been officially abandoned or anything; my mom had an appointment this morning and Nick took the opportunity to go get his haircut. I guess it’s the perfect opportunity to write a blog post.

This week is going to be filled with delicious food and fun. I’ve already got one day of Hawaiian Ice and pizza in my system. Today is going to be filled with gyros, cactus taters and more Hawaiian ice! I love the Lycoming County Fair. I’ve gone every single year of my life as far as I can remember, so it was awesome that Nick took a few days off work!

However, before we left Nick and I tried to keep a relatively healthy diet so that we could enjoy some over the top fair food. Take a look at this delicious Bolognese Sauce! It is INCREDIBLE!

Nutritional Information
Servings: about 12
Calories: 203.8
Fat: 12.6 g
Carbohydrates: 7.4 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 12.7 g
Points+: 5


Recipe Inspired by Emeril Lagasse & Ree Drummond 

Lots of Pam

1 pound spicy sausage, cooked and crumbled

½ pound lean ground beef, cooked

1 small to medium onion, small dice

1 cup carrots, small dice

¾ cup celery, small dice

2 tablespoons Dried Oregano

2 Tablespoons Dried Basil Flakes

1 {6 ounce} can Tomato Paste

5 to 6 cloves garlic, pressed

4 {14.5 ounce} cans Diced Tomatoes

½ cup chicken stock

1 cup whole milk

Salt and pepper, to taste


Heat Pam in large skillet over medium heat. Add grated carrots and onions and cook for several minutes, until the onions are translucent.

Add the ground beef and spicy sausage to the skillet

Cook until the beef and sausage is warmed through again

Add the oregano and basil and mix thoroughly

Add the tomato paste and let it heat through

Then add the garlic and stir well to combine

Add canned tomatoes mix thoroughly and add the milk, salt and pepper

Allow to simmer for at least 30 minutes, and up to 2 hours

Make sure you stir periodically

Serve with pasta and enjoy!

This makes a ton of servings. Nick and I actually froze a couple of bags because it was just too much for us. I’m looking forward to a cool evening to whip it out and serve it up with some grilled baguette and pasta. Give it a try & enjoy!!

xoxoxo Mel