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Tasty Bolognese Sauce

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Introduction

Good topped with cheese, and served with some crusty bread and a baby rocket salad. Great if you have to feed a lot of people with not much stress! Simple but very tasty.

Good topped with cheese, and served with some crusty bread and a baby rocket salad. Great if you have to feed a lot of people with not much stress! Simple but very tasty.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

Metric Cups
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed, or whole if you're lazy like me!)
  • 1 kilogram minced beef
  • 375 grams tomato puree
  • 700 millilitres tomato passata
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh basil (can use dried if no alternative)
  • gram fresh parsley (can use dried if no alternative)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 dash dried sage
  • dried oregano (plenty)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (to add at the end if necessary)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed, or whole if you're lazy like me!)
  • 2⅕ pounds ground beef
  • 13¼ ounces tomato puree
  • 25 fluid ounce tomato passata
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh basil (can use dried if no alternative)
  • gram fresh parsley (can use dried if no alternative)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 dash dried sage
  • dried oregano (plenty)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (to add at the end if necessary)

Method

Tasty Bolognese Sauce is a community recipe submitted by arista and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Gently fry onion and garlic in oil in a large pan. Push to one side and add the mince – fry until browned, breaking up big lumps with wooden spoon. Pour off any excess fat.
  • Stir in tomato paste, then add passata. Fill empty passata jar with water, put on lid and shake, add water to pan. (Bottle is now ready for recycle bin!)
  • Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat, meanwhile adding salt, pepper and herbs. If you have some red wine you can add some (I hardly ever do); if you have some carrots that need using up, or you’re trying to surreptitiously add veg to your children’s diet, or if you want to pad the whole thing out a bit because you couldn’t get a full 1 kg of meat, you can add a finely grated carrot to the sauce.
  • Simmer gently for at least an hour, preferably a few hours. Add a little more water if it looks too thick. Taste it at the end to see if it needs a little sugar or seasoning. If you’re feeling like a true Italian mama, start the sauce as early in the day as you can manage it.
  • Serve with spaghetti, penne whichever pasta you like (stir some into the pasta pot first and then add an extra dollop to the top of each serve) and sprinkled with cheese. Also good with some crusty bread and a baby rocket salad.
  • Gently fry onion and garlic in oil in a large pan. Push to one side and add the mince – fry until browned, breaking up big lumps with wooden spoon. Pour off any excess fat.
  • Stir in tomato paste, then add passata. Fill empty passata jar with water, put on lid and shake, add water to pan. (Bottle is now ready for recycle bin!)
  • Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat, meanwhile adding salt, pepper and herbs. If you have some red wine you can add some (I hardly ever do); if you have some carrots that need using up, or you’re trying to surreptitiously add veg to your children’s diet, or if you want to pad the whole thing out a bit because you couldn’t get a full 1 kg of meat, you can add a finely grated carrot to the sauce.
  • Simmer gently for at least an hour, preferably a few hours. Add a little more water if it looks too thick. Taste it at the end to see if it needs a little sugar or seasoning. If you’re feeling like a true Italian mama, start the sauce as early in the day as you can manage it.
  • Serve with spaghetti, penne whichever pasta you like (stir some into the pasta pot first and then add an extra dollop to the top of each serve) and sprinkled with cheese. Also good with some crusty bread and a baby rocket salad.
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