Mushroom Bolognese Sauce

This superbly easy spaghetti sauce recipe is a great way to whip up some cheap dinners loaded with protein without skimping on the comfort food.

Ingredients (makes 8 servings):

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion – chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic – chopped
  • 8 ounces of white mushrooms – sliced
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 28 ounces petite diced tomatoes
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. oregano (or more to taste)
  • 2 tsp. basil (or more to taste)
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • Serving suggestion: grated Parmesan cheese, past of your choice

Directions:

  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a pot for one minute. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add sliced mushrooms and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add beef and cook until browned throughout. Add diced tomatoes, sauce, and paste and bring to a boil. Reduce heat immediately and simmer over low heat for twenty minutes.

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  • While simmering add all seasonings and continue to stir.  After 15 minutes, sample your sauce and adjust seasonings according to your personal taste if needed.

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This recipe yields eight servings and freezes beautifully! I cook it up on a Sunday night and use it for a couple dinners and freeze the rest.

Sauce for days!!!

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Serve it with your favorite pasta and add some grated cheese on top. Enjoy!

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