This simple bolognese recipe calls for 4 items, can’t get much easier than that! One of the easiest way to make a solid bolognese is to use a jar of pasta sauce (no pasta though, not even whole grain – ok). When I first moved in with my husband I would make spaghetti at least once a week. I used the basic Prego sauce because that’s what he liked. Little did I know, Prego is awful and so are most inexpensive tomato sauces. They are inexpensive because they are made with cheap/unhealthy ingredients.
Check out the ingredients in traditional Prego sauce:
TOMATO PASTE, WATER, DICED TOMATOES (TOMATOES, TOMATO JUICE, CITRIC ACID, CALCIUM CHLORIDE), SUGAR, DEHYDRATED GARLIC, CANOLA OIL, SALT, ONIONPOWDER, SPICES, SEA SALT, CITRIC ACID (FOR TARTNESS) AND PARSLEY FLAKES.
tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, onions, carrots, basil, celery, salt.
The contrast between Prego and the clean sauce is huge! Make sure you read ingredient lists in order to avoid junky ingredients like sugar and vegetable oils.
On that note, keep scrolling to get my simple bolognese recipe!
Simple Bolognese Recipe
- 2 lbs of 80% grass fed ground beef (get grass fed meats HERE)
- 2 large sweet potatoes sweet potatoes (the white ones)
- 1 jar of clean spaghetti sauce (look at the ingredients in this super clean and yummy sauce HERE)
- sea salt + pepper to taste ( you can order the salt I use HERE)
In a medium size pan, cook ground beef until brown, salt and pepper to taste. Once the meat is brown, transfer into another bowl and leave the fat behind. Add diced sweet potatoes to the fat in the original pan, cook until soft. Add meat back into the pan followed by the sauce. Stir well and let that simmer at low heat for about 10 minutes.
Serve over spinach or greens of choice!