Quick Bolognese Sauce

Printed from Jenn's Food Journey, adapted from Simply Recipes

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 lbs ground chuck
1 Tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup red wine
1 cup crushed tomatoes
2 Tablespoons milk or half and half
salt and pepper to taste


Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion and carrots; seasoning with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes. Add the jalapeno and continue to cook another 2-3 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Cook for one more minute. Add the ground chuck, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. Season, again, with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is cooked through, about 8 minutes. Stir in the wine, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Let this boil down by half and then stir in the tomatoes. Bring sauce just to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes. Stir in the milk and taste for seasoning. Allow to cook another 2 minutes. Add a little water if the sauce begins to dry out. Serve over your favorite pasta and enjoy!