This recipe is for a very large batch of meat sauce that you can use for a variety of dishes. It's not your traditional bolognese though I take some of the techniques from the one I use. This meat sauce came out of the need to cook something for my kids with ground beef. While they both eat plenty of vegetables I like a one pot meal where I can include lots of veggies, and so this is more like a goulash or a stew. Actually, the first time I made this I called it hamburger helper and showed my daughter an old ad for the boxed dish on YouTube. She got pretty excited. I even simmered the macaroni with the sauce, a bit of cream and lots of shredded cheddar.