Bacon Bolognese Recipe


  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary stem, leaves picked and roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • ¾ cup dry red wine
  • 2 14 oz-can diced tomatoes
  • 7 oz-can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb spaghetti, cooked according to package instructions.
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
Bacon Bolognese Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a Dutch oven or oven-safe saucepan, fry bacon and rosemary in olive oil until lightly golden. Drain excess bacon grease.
  3. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add ground beef and cook until the meat is browned, before adding wine, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and oregano.
  5. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil, then place in the oven for 1½ hours, adding more water if the sauce becomes too thick.
  6. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve with spaghetti and grated cheese.

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