Savor the Flavor: Beef Mushroom Bolognese

by | Nov 4, 2023 | Dinner | 0 comments

There’s something truly magical about a dish that not only warms your belly but also comforts your soul. Today, I’m excited to share a recipe that does just that: Beef Mushroom Bolognese. This dish, with its rich flavors and simple preparation, promises to be a new favorite in your home-cooking repertoire.

Beef Mushroom Bolognese

Preparation: A Breeze in the Kitchen

Let’s start with the basics: the prep time. With only 10 minutes of preparation and 45 minutes of cook time, this beef mushroom bolognese dish is a lifesaver on busy weeknights. It serves four, making it perfect for family dinners or meal prepping for the week ahead.

Ingredients: The Building Blocks of Flavor for your Beef Mushroom Bolognese

The ingredients are simple yet full of flavor. You’ll need:

  • Olive oil for that Mediterranean touch
  • Onion and garlic, the aromatic foundation
  • Sea salt and black pepper for seasoning
  • Mushrooms and lean ground beef for the heart of the dish
  • Tomato paste, bay leaf, oregano, and thyme for depth
  • Red wine, adding a touch of elegance
  • Crushed tomatoes for that rich sauce base
  • Optional: pappardelle, butter, gruyere, parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley for garnishing

The Beef Mushroom Bolognese Cooking Journey: Simplicity at Its Best

The cooking process is straightforward:

  1. Heat olive oil and cook onion and garlic until soft.
  2. Add mushrooms and beef, browning them nicely.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, herbs, and deglaze with wine.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes and let it simmer into a thick, luscious sauce.

Serving Suggestion: Elevate Your Plate

For an extra touch of luxury, serve this Bolognese over buttered pappardelle, topped with melted gruyere, parmesan, and fresh parsley. It’s a combination that promises to take your taste buds on a delightful journey.

Beef Mushroom Bolognese

Beef and Mushroom Bolognese

Indulge in a hearty Beef and Mushroom Bolognese, perfect for a cozy dinner. Simple, flavorful, and ready in under an hour!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bolognese, pasta, beef, mushroom
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 397kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 dash sea salt to taste
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste
  • 8 oz mushrooms chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • chopped fresh parsley

Optional

  • 1 pkg pappardelle
  • melted butter to toss cooked pasta to taste
  • ½ cup gruyere cheese shredded
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 dash sea salt to taste
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add onion and garlic to the hot oil. season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion becomes soft and translucent, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and ground beef; continue cooking until the beef is nicely browned and the mushrooms have released their liquid, another 5-6 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and add bay leaf, oregano, and dried thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Pour in the wine to deglaze the pan and continue cooking until most of the wine evaporates, 5-6 minutes.
  • Pour in the crushed tomatoes and reduce heat to medium-low. Let the Bolognese simmer gently until nicely thickened, 25-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pappardelle according to package directions. 
  • When finished cooking, drain pasta and keep warm. Melt butter. Add hot pasta and toss to coat. Top with gruyere, parmesan and parsley. 
  • Serve Beef and Mushroom Bolognese over buttered pappardelle. Garnish with additional cheese and parsley. 

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 1065mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 606IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 387mg | Iron: 5mg

Final Thoughts: A Dish to Remember

This Beef and Mushroom Bolognese is more than just a meal; it’s a testament to the joy of simple, hearty cooking. It’s a dish that brings comfort, flavor, and warmth to your table. So, tie on your apron, and let’s bring this delightful dish to life!

Remember, good food is not just about taste; it’s about the experience, the memories created, and the smiles shared. Happy cooking!

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