Bolognese sauce, or ragù alla bolognesein Italian, refers to a tomato-based meat sauce and originated in Bologna, Italy. Traditionally, this sauce is made with ground or chopped pork and beef. I set out to make a delicious vegan version this recipe, and the Beyond Meat hamburger was the perfect solution.

Spaghetti and meat sauce is another classic dish that most American kids grew up eating. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods because it’s so versatile and hearty enough to feed a crowd. The best sauces are those that are made from scratch with fresh ingredients.

This sauce freezes well, so feel free to make a double batch and set some aside for another day. This recipe also makes enough for leftovers, and you can use the remaining sauce for Nextover Bolognese Grilled Cheese Sloppy Joes.

The Secret to Epic Tomato Sauce

If you scan through the ingredients here, you may notice something seemingly out of place. Lemon juice and zest in pasta sauce? Yes. Trust me, this is a chef’s “secret” trick that finishes the sauce and takes it to that next level. A squeeze of lemon brings out the acidity of the tomatoes while enhancing the flavor of the noodles, making the entire dish more savory and delicious. Give it a try and you’ll never go back!

Another trick for great meat Bolognese is to add just a tad of creaminess to the sauce. The vegan sour cream and almond milk in this recipe give just the right amount of richness to pull the dish together without making it too creamy.

Beyond Meat Bolognese

Make it a Meal

Delicious gooey Mozzarella Sticks go great with this Spaghetti and Beyond Meat Bolognese!