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Big Batch Bolognese


Meat spagetti sauce that uses whisky. The best pasta sauce I have ever had. With a bushel of fresh in-season plum tomatoes I made enough for the winter. It was worth it! This is a reguler large size version.













Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


4 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground beef, lean
½ pound ground pork
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
4 large garlic cloves
thinly sliced
1 medium yellow onion
1 tablespoon oregano
¼ teaspoon red chili peppers
¼ cup rye whiskey
84 ounces italian plum (roma) tomatoes
3 x 28oz cans
5 ½ ounces tomato paste
1 bunch basil
fresh chopped or 1 tbsp dried
2 large bay leaves
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste


1) In large saucepan with lid, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add beef & pork & mash with potatoe masher to remove the lumps until mixture browns & becomes granular, stirring for 5 minutes. Drain & transfer to bowl.

2) Reduce heat to low, add remaining oil, garlic, to pan. Cook until golden brown(3 Minutes). Add onion, oregano & chili flakes. Cook until onions are soft(4 minutes).

3) Return meat mixture to pan, add whiskey. Cook covered until alcohol is absorbed(5 minutes). Add tomatoes, mash with potato masher until broken up. Stir in tomato paste, basil & bay leaves. Bring to boil, reduce heat & simmer, partially covered & stirring at intervals for about 5 hours or until thick % rich in flavour. Add a little water or tomato juice if sauce becomes too thick. Remove bay leaves. Season if desired.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 346g (12.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 31854% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 391mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Sugars g
Protein 49g
Vitamin A 46% Vitamin C 58%
Calcium 5% Iron 19%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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