Hot Pepper Bolognese

Hot Pepper Bolognese

Recipe by Kelly Scott


  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 carrot minced
  • 1 celery stalk minced
  • 1 red bell pepper minced
  • 1 jalapenos minced
  • 1 head of garlic minced
  • 2 Tb dried basil
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 container, or ½ cup Italian Hot pepper sauce, I get mine from trader joes trader joes, or can substitute for chipotle paste from canned chipotle peppers. 
  • Two 1 lb can of italian whole tomatoes (or 1.5 cans of 1 lb 12 oz cans)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Whole bunch of parsley 
  • Olive oil
  • Pasta of choice


  1. Put a medium size pot over medium heat with olive oil. Saute your onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper, and jalapenos until translucent. Salt 1 tsp of salt as you go. 
  2. Add your minced garlic and saute 2 minutes.
  3. Add your dried basil and saute another 2 minutes.
  4. In a separate saute pan saute your beef and pork until cooked through. Salt 1 tsp for each meat as you cook. Drain off the fat.
  5. Add your drained meat to your pot.
  6. Open your canned tomatoes and crush them into smaller pieces with your hands, add them and the liquid to the pot. Add your italian hot pepper sauce. 
  7. Also add your whole cup of parsley, stems and all! This adds flavor, you will pull the parsley out at the end.
  8. Bring the mixture up to a simmer, add around 2 tsp of salt and mix. Once it is bubbling, let the bolognese simmer for 1 hour minimum! The longer it simmers the more flavor it develops!
  9. After an hour, taste and season if necessary, discard the parsley and enjoy!



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