Though this took a bit more time than unscrewing a jar of spaghetti sauce, the depth of flavor was worth the extra time. I found the addition of prosciutto interesting, but since I had some in my fridge I included it...I don't think omitting it would change the sauce all that drastically.
Next time you're looking for a basic, meaty red sauce to top your pasta with, give this one a shot!
Goat Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Roasted Red Pepper Relish
Meaty Bolognese Sauce
adapted from allrecipes
-1/4 cup olive oil
-1 onion, chopped
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1 lb lean ground beef
-1/4 lb thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
-2 tbsp butter
-2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
-1 can crushed tomatoes
-1/4 cup tomato paste
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp freshly ground pepper
-1 tbsp dried basil
-1 tbsp dried oregano
1. Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add ground beef and cook, breaking up occasionally with a large spoon. Once browned, add prosciutto and cook for 5-6 minutes. Add the 2 tbsp butter, chopped tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and tomato paste. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes before adding salt, pepper, and herbs.
2. Simmer sauce for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.
3. Serve over pasta of choice.