Quick and Spicy Homemade Bolognese Pasta Sauce (with vegan option)
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A quick recipe for bolognese sauce that is delicious and easy to prepare. Serve it over corn linguine pasta noodles for a gluten-free meal.
Recipe type: sauce, bolognese, gluten free
Cuisine: Fusion, Italian, Gluten Free
Serves: 4
  • 1 Tbs. good quality olive oil
  • 1 lb or 500 gm of ground pork-beef meat*
  • one 15 oz or 400 grams can of chopped stewed tomatoes (if using whole canned tomatoes first break up before using)
  • 6 oz or 200 grams tomato puree
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1 to 2 tbsp of chile flakes, optional
  • large pinch of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt, adjust to taste
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup (100 ml) red wine**
  • 1 package of corn linguine pasta noodles (or your pasta of choice)
  • extra parmesan for grating over the pasta, optional
  1. Heat the olive oil, once warm add the ground meat mixture and sauté until the meat has cooked through. Drain off all excess oil. Next add the all the remaining ingredients except the pasta noodles and extra parmesan. Over medium heat, and partially covered, allow to simmer for at least 40 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired or needed.
  2. Prepare the pasta noodles according to package instructions. To serve you can either mix the cooked sauce into the cooked pasta, or serve the bolognese on top of the noodles.
*I like to use a mixture of pork and ground beef. You should be able to find the mixture at your butcher or meat department in your local grocery store. If the mix is not available feel free to mix the meat yourself. Alternatively ground beef may be used instead.

**The wine adds flavour but not an alcohol taste. I have tested the recipe using and omit it, both with great results. You may completely omit it or use broth in it's place.

For a vegan bolognese either omit the meat or replace it with finely chopped mushrooms. Please notice that I've only ever tested the meat version.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at https://www.spiciefoodie.com/2014/06/10/my-favourite-quick-and-spicy-bolognese-sauce-with-linguine-corn-pasta/