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Cowboy's Bolognese Sauce


  • 1 small onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 28 oz pureed tomatoes
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp. pesto
  • salt and pepper


  • Place the onion, carrot, celery and garlic in a food processor and puree. 
  • Coat the bottom of a heavy stock pot with olive oil and sauté the pureed veggies. 
  • When the veggies just begin to stick to the bottom of the pot add your ground beef and finely break apart using a spatula. Salt the veggies and beef and continue cooking stirring occasionally until browned. 
  • Add the tomato paste once the meat is browned. Cook the paste for a minute or two
  • Add your pureed tomatoes, pesto and season with salt again if needed. 
  • Cover and simmer for at least 45 minutes. However, the longer you let it simmer the more intense the flavors will be. We like to let it simmer for 2-3 hours if possible and if starts to dry out you can add beef stock to loosen up the sauce again.