Rad Recipes: Bolognese over Rigatoni

As you may have noticed I’m a big fan of pasta sauces and today I’ve got a recipe that takes your boring spaghetti to the next level. This meal is perfect for serving guests and great for leftovers! We’re going to be making bolognese sauce, so get your pots and pans out!


  • 1 pack of lean ground beef
  • 1 pack of Italian pork sausage
  • 1 onion (optional)
  • Your sauce of choice (I used Michaels of Brooklyn’s homestyle gravy because it makes the sauce a little thicker)
  • 1 box of rigatoni noodles

Preparation Steps

  1. Use a saucepan (like in the photo above) to brown the hamburger meat on medium heat. In a separate skillet put the sausage on medium heat.
  2. While you’ve got the meats going cut up your onion (if you’re using one) and introduce it to the ground beef once it has browned. Let the onions sweat and put the now cooked sausage into the onion/beef mixture.
  3. Fill a pot up with water and let it boil, rigatoni takes longer than spaghetti so go ahead and have this going. Follow the instructions to whichever brand/type of pasta you choose.
  4. Pour your sauce into the saucepan (if you’re using Michaels of Brooklyn’s sauce then feel free to use the whole jar).
    1. I also like to add some garlic salt or powder into this step if you like garlic.
  5. Plate your meal with some fresh (or not fresh) basil just for looks and parmesan for taste.
  6. You’re done! Enjoy!

You should have ended up with something that looks like this: 

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