Bolognese sauce with Don de Dieu beer

  • Preparation 15 min
  • Cooking 25 min
  • Servings 10 cups
  • Freezing Absolutely



  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • 2 big carrots, diced
  • 450g ground pork
  • 2 Italian sausages chorizo flavored, cut in big chunks
  • 1/2 cup Don de Dieu beer from Unibroue (or any other strong Belgian blond beer)
  • 1 can ( 398ml ) Hunts fine herbs and onions tomato sauce
  • 1 can( 156ml ) fine herbs tomate paste
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch dried hot peppers
  • 1/2 pack ( 110g ) white mushrooms, halved
  • 1/4 cup 15% countrycream
  • 1/2 cup fresh parmesan, grated



  • In a big sauce pan at medium heat, add the onion, garlic and carrots with a drizzle of olive oil then stir well. Cook for about 7-8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Stir often.
  • Add the meat and cook for 6-7 minutes until meat is slightly pink. Break in small pieces and drain off fat. Deglaze with the beer, season with salt and pepper again then stir well.
  • Add the tomato cans, nutmeg, hot peppers and mushrooms then stir well. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the cheese and cream then stir well. Cook for another 2 minutes and your good to go!

***Trick : I simply ADORE eating this sauce with fresh pastas like tagliatelles or papardelles! I really suggest adding a bit of cooking water to dilute that sauce. My trick, I just put my pasta in a big skillet at medium heat then I pour a good quantity of sauce on top. I add 1/4 cup of cooking water then I stir while cooking for a couple of minutes until pasta are nicely coated!