Bolognese Sauce
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
I love having this delicious sauce in the freezer for a quick weeknight meal!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - slices bacon
  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 28 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 - Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 1 - celery stalk(s)
  • 1/2 - small white onion(s)
  • Garnish: - grated Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - pasta**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cook and crumble the bacon.
  2. Shred the carrots. Finely chop the celery and onion.
  3. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to saucepan. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, shredded carrots, chopped celery, chopped onion and crumbled bacon. Bring to bubbling and reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes to allow flavors to mingle.
  4. Cook the pasta, as directed.
  5. Prepare veggies.
  6. Serve Bolognese Sauce over pasta with grated Parmesan garnish and side of veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cook and crumble 8 slices bacon.
  2. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Let cool.
  3. Peel and shred 8 whole carrots. Finely chop 2 celery stalks and 1 small white onion.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • 1 - 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Half of the shredded carrots
  • Half of the chopped celery
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • Half of the cooked and crumbled bacon

Remove as much air as you can and seal. Freeze up to 6 months in your fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a saucepan and reheating.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the grated Parmesan cheese for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Bolognese Sauce

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat in saucepan or large skillet and simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve with pasta and veggies.