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Easy Bolognese Sauce

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 28 oz. can whole tomatoes
  • 5 oz. can tomato paste

Instructions
 

  • In a 5 quart dutch oven, sauté onion, carrots and celery for 5 minutes. Add minced garlic, herbs and spices.
  • Next, add beef and continue to cook for 5-7 minutes, browning the meat until juices run clear. 
  • Lastly, add the cans of tomato and simmer on a low boil for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prep your noodles, make salad, set the table or have a glass of wine.