Making the Perfect Bolognese at Home

Bolognese is one of those dishes that seems daunting to make. But, with the right wine and a bit of time, you can create the most delectable sauce right at home. This sauce is perfect to make for a snow day or a date night with the love of your life. Whether you are planning to take a break from ready-made sauces or want a nutritious packed add-on for your food, we’ll give you step-by-step instructions for making this renowned sauce. 

Many chefs change recipes around the globe to meet the taste buds of the region. Thankfully, Bolognese is pretty adaptable and can fit different dishes — the meaty sauce pairs well with foods like spaghetti, pizza, wraps, you name it.  To make your winter season, we have brought a simple yet thoughtful recipe for you to try.

So, without further ado, roll up your sleeves and head into the kitchen to begin your Bolognese journey. 

The Most Authentic Bolognese

If you want a sauce packed with the richness of classics, following these steps is the best option.

Minced beef and pork,  tomato puree, celery, carrot, and onion – these all are the ingredients you need to cook for 1.5 hours to get the right amount of goodness to amp up your meal. 

Make It More Interesting – Let’s Add Extra Ingredients

Adding more ingredients requires more than just sugar and spice. Extracting the natural flavor of high quality meats is what will truly enhance your dish. You can experiment with beef, lamb, pork, and chicken liver. 

You can use spices like nutmeg or chicken stock or follow the traditional recipe for adding ingredients like tomato puree and onion. Adding spices like black pepper and nutmeg can also enhance the flavors. 

Let’s Make the Perfect Bolognese:

Over gentle heat, melt some butter in the casserole and add bacon. Once the bacon fat has melted, add onion and carrot. Wait for five minutes and add celery. Cook for a further two minutes.

Add beef to the pan and cook until it is crumbled and turns brown. 

Note: Occasional stirring is necessary to break up the lumps. 

  • Stir in the liver to cook for an extra 5 minutes. 
  • Simmer the milk until it has evaporated. Add grated nutmeg to the milk before simmering it for half an hour. 
  • Here comes the final step. Add tomatoes and stir well. Put the casserole into the oven for at least 3 -4 hours for the meat to get tender. 

Note: You can keep the casserole lid slightly ajar while putting the casserole in the oven. You can also check to add extra water if your Bolognese is somewhat dry. 

Once it is ready, you can serve it with either spaghetti or any other better, more modern alternative. You can even make it richer in protein by adding either boiled or fried eggs. Or you can serve it with garlic or pita bread. 


It is all up to you how you want to take it. Experiment with other traditional food or even cuisine. Or make your own secret recipe by adding this delicious Bolognese sauce to it. 


Visit Rina’s to try out premier Spicy Bolognese pizza, a delicious rendition of the classic dish you can’t get enough of.

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