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pork and bison Bolognese

The joy of sipping a glass of red wine while watching a big pot of simmering pasta sauce is one of the things I look forward to most when those winter nights creep in. Growing up, pasta was my favourite meal and my go-to dinner for every special occasion. As an adult, this hasn’t changed, and a pasta dish is now one of my preferred meals to cook!    

A pasta dinner is perfect for sharing with friends as it is easy to make a big batch and there are so many dishes to choose fromIt is such an easy and tasty addition to your weekly meal plan. There is an impressive selection of pasta sauces that are tasty either straight from the jar available in-store or super easy to amplify, for that personalized touch. 

Bolognese sauce is one of my favouritesthere are many variations to this well-known and much-loved meat-based Italian dish. What is common across the various takes on this classic dish is that it is quite simply delicious! 

Grab your ingredients, your favourite spaghetti, a loaf of bread and red wine of your choice and cook up this tasty pork and bison Bolognese.   


1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes  

1 small yellow onion finely chopped  

228 onz can of diced tomatoes   

1/2 lb ground pork  

1/2 lb ground bison

Splash of Red wine   

4 tbsp of Be Fresh Extra Virgin Olive oil   

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  


In a large pot over medium heat, add your olive oil, red pepper flakes, onions and garlic. Cook for about 4-5 minutes or until the onions begin to soften. Add your ground pork and bison and break up into small pieces and brown all the way through. Add a splash of red wine to deglaze the pot and get all the good brown bits off the bottom of the pot. 

Add your canned diced tomatoes and stir and add your seasonings, basil, salt and dried oregano and stir well. 

Cover the pot and turn the heat down to low and allow to gently simmer for at least 30 minutes until the liquid has evaporated and you have a thick meat sauce in the pot. Taste and season to perfection. While the sauce is simmering prepare the pasta with instructions on the package (don’t forget to salt your water!)  

Serve and enjoy!  


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