Spicy Bolognese Pasta

spicy bolognese pasta on a plate

Spicy bolognese sauce gets kicked up a notch with garlic, spicy sausage and red pepper. A hearty meal made even better with a glass of good Italian wine.




  1. Coat a large pan with oil spray, and heat on medium high. Add the sausage to brown, turning occasionally. Cook for about 5 minutes until browned. Remove the sausage from the pan, and set aside to cool.
  2. Add the olive oil to the same pan you cooked the sausage in, and heat on medium. Add the onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  3. Add the ground beef to the pan, and cook until it begins to brown, stirring occasionally. After about 5 minutes, stir in the red wine and cook until the wine has been mostly absorbed.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes and beef broth. Add the red pepper flakes, basil, marjoram. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Slice the sausage into small bite sized pieced, and stir the sausage into the sauce.
  6. Simmer the spicy Bolognese sauce for about an hour, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  7. After the sauce has been simmering for about 30 minutes, begin cooking the pasta according to package directions.
  8. When the pasta is done, drain, and toss immediately with the spicy Bolognese sauce. Plate and serve topped with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese. Enjoy with a good glass of Italian red wine!


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