Price Book: Quick Bolognese Sauce

Yesterday was the feast of St. Joseph. I had planned on getting St. Joseph’s cream puffs to mark the occasion, but never made it to the bakery with the beginning of baseball season this week. Instead, I did a quick look online for recipes for Bolognese sauce and made up a quick one using what I had. The quick version was well-received, making it a perfect sauce to make for the freezer for days when I need to pull a rabbit out of the hat!

Quick Bolognese Sauce

2 cups of canned spaghetti sauce with italian sausage – $.22
1 lb. ground beef – $1.69
2 T. pureed red pepper – $.02
1 T. pureed basil in olive oil – $.02
1/8 cup of parmesan/romano cheese – $.125
dried mushroom, crushed to crumbs – .01

Total Cost: $2.09

Notes: I estimated the red pepper and basil costs because they came out of our vegetable garden. I also estimated the dried mushroom cost; the mushrooms came from a reduced bag of mushrooms I bought in the fall and dried with our dehydrator. I crushed the mushrooms to hide them, otherwise I would have rehydrated them and used them whole.

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After working in the fundraising world for over ten years, Barb is an avid runner, writer, photographer, parent volunteer, and lover of dictionaries and thesauruses. Wife to an engineer and mom to 5 kids, Barb lives in the suburbs of Philly. Her idea of relaxation is an afternoon on the couch with a stack of books.

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