Bolognese with Carrots & Celeriac

Make this recipe and then serve warm over pasta or polenta. This recipe is a favorite of Farm Share Coordinator, Kate. Incredibly easy, delicious, and makes enough to have some for lunch the next day. Even her 7 year old loves it!


  • 1 lb beef or 1 cup lentils, rinsed and sorted + 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dry wed wine (optional)
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup celeriac, finely diced
  • 1 cup carrots, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  • Handful of parsley, minced
  • 2 tablespoons basil, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • About 28 oz tomato sauce


Prepare beef or beans

  • For beef: brown ground beef on medium high heat. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon and drain the fat from the pan
  • For lentils: Bring lentils to a boil in water, reduce to low, cover and cook for 20-30 minutes, until lentils are tender
  1. In a large skillet or soup pot, add the olive oil to the pan. Saute the carrots, celeriac, onions, and garlic with a basil leaf and a few parsley leaves until softened, about 8 minutes. Be sure they are nice and tender.
  2. Add tomato sauce and stir.
  3. Serve over pasta, rice, polenta, or whatever is your go-to.

Recipe adapted from