I stopped in an Italian restaurant for a quick meal and ordered a bolognese. The flavor was amazing! I immediately began a search for the perfect meat sauce recipe! Here’s what I came up with… (I double the recipe when I’m cooking for the family and leftovers taste even better!)
16 oz italian sausage
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
6 oz can tomato paste (optional amount)
1 onion, chopped chunky
15 cipollini onion, peeled (Tip: soak onions in a bowl of cool water for several minutes for easier peeling!)
4 cloves garlic, chopped chunky
6 oz baby bella mushrooms, cleaned and quartered (clean with damp paper towel)
Extra virgin olive oil
Italian seasoning, to taste
Salt & pepper, to taste
Sugar, to taste
Parmesan, freshly grated (optional amount)
Give your skillet a splash of olive oil, add in garlic and onions over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms to skillet. There should not be a need to add in more olive oil. The mushrooms will brown better this way. Saute until mushrooms are slightly browned. Add sausage, heat until thoroughly cooked. I like the meat slightly browned as well. Add crushed tomatoes and a tbsp of tomato paste. Add more paste as needed. Add in seasoning, salt & pepper, and a dusting of sugar. Simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over pasta with freshly grated parmesan.
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