Easy Ragu Spaghetti Sauce

Simple authentic Italian ragu spaghetti sauce that saves your time indeed!

This quick and esay homemade meat sauce or ragù sauce (sugo di carne) recipe is ready in about 30 minutes, when a traditional Italian bolognese sauce can take you more than 2 hours to be ready.

Try to use the best Italian peeled tomatoes when making this kind of ragu spaghetti sauce, it will have surely a better taste.

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Ingredients: serves 4

  • 2 tablespoons (ml.30) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1/2 stalk of celery with leaves
  • 8 ounces (gr.225) ground beef
  • 1/3 cup (ml.75) tomato paste
  • 24 oz (700g) Italian peeled tomatoes finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup (ml.175) red wine
  • salt to taste

If you double the ingredients for this meat sauce, you can make a few jars and freeze them for those moments when you don't have time for cooking.

If there's no time to simmer classic, traditional bolognese sauce, this could be your satisfying rustic spaghetti sauce that can be made in about 40 minutes.

While rich bolognese sauce is best with fresh egg pasta this rustic meat sauce is best with any dry pasta as rigatoni, macaroni, penne and of course with lasagna.

Preparation: easy 40 minutes

  1. Put on your stove an pot large enough to hold all the ingredients. Over medium heat pour the olive oil; then add the finely chopped onion, celery and carrot; fry to golden brown.
  2. At this point add the ground beef and mix with a wooden spoon, then bring to brown. Add the tomato paste and stir well until it's absorbed by the meat, then salt it to your taste.
  3. Over low heat pour the wine in, stir and bring it to vaporize. Now you can add all the finely chopped tomatoes and cook for 30 minutes.

Remember to stir occasionally and if the sauce becomes to dry you can add some water.

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