Mama Yolanda's Healthy Bolognese Sauce

Recipe: Created by Chef Darek W Haupt, CEC for Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces®, LLC
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Yield: Approximately 14 – 8oz portions
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
7 cloves fresh garlic, sliced thin
1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 96/4% lean, broken up
4 oz turkey sausage, broken up
3 – 24 oz jars of Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces® Authentic Italian Tomato Gravy
1/8 cup salt
1 cup each Fresh basil and fresh Italian flat leaf parsley, both roughly chopped (Substitute 1 tbsp each, dry basil and parsley if needed)
salt to taste
  1. Heat olive oil in large 5+ quart pot over medium-high heat
  2. Add garlic and stir until light brown. Watch closely to avoid over-roasting the garlic
  3. Reduce heat. Add the beef and sausage in the same pot and sauté until completely cooked.
  4. Drain residual fat in a colander
  5. Return meat back to the same pot and add Mama Yolanda’s Traditional Sauces® Authentic Italian Tomato Gravy
  6. Turn heat on high and bring to a boil then reduce to low heat. Stir often
  7. Simmer uncovered with a spatter screen for 1 hour.
  8. Taste and add salt as desired
  9. Add basil and parsley. Stir. Serve hot
Serving suggestion: Serve hot over your favorite al dente pasta with fluffy, freshly grated Pecorino-Romano cheese using a fine Microplane®. This helps reduce your cheese/fat intake while maximizing your enjoyment! Add a basic arugula salad for a complete meal.