Spaghetti with Pork Bolognese Sauce
A delicious Italian Meat Sauce perfect for any occasion
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 small yellow onion spanish finely chopped
- 2 28 oz cans of whole San Marzano tomatoes
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 tbsp of butter optional
- 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil best quality you can find
- 1 tsp of salt and pepper and more to taste
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 lb dried spaghetti the best quality. I like to use DeCecco brand
In a large pot over medium heat, add your olive oil, red pepper flakes, onions and garlic and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until the onions begin to soften.
Now add your ground pork and break up into small pieces and brown all the way through.
Now add your canned whole tomatoes and with a potato masher or with a large spoon, begin gently pressing down on the whole tomatoes so they begin to break apart.
Next, add 1 tbsp of fresh basil, 1 tbsp of salt and 1 tbsp of dried oregano and stir well.
Cover with a tight fitting lid and turn down heat down to low and allow to gently simmer for at least 30 minutes.
Now go ahead and add your tbsp of butter and gently mix that into the sauce. This is optional
Taste for seasoning and see if it needs any salt.
Bring a large pot of water to boil on the stove.
When the water is boiling salt it well and add your spaghetti. Follow the instructions on the box of spaghetti for cooking just to al dente.
Once the pasta if cooked drain the pasta and place it back into the pot.
Add 1 ladle of the red sauce to the pasta and mix well to prevent it from sticking to itself.
You can plate this family style by placing your pasta in a large platter style bowl and scooping out 1-2 ladles of meat sauce over top of the pasta.
Toss gently together.
Serve this with the remaining pasta sauce and freshly grated Parmesan on the side.