Bolognese Sauce for Spaghetti

    50 minutes

    After experimenting in the kitchen, this is my resulting delicious bolognese sauce. It's an absolute must for pasta lovers. Serve on a bed of freshly cooked spaghetti and sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 60ml olive oil
    • 1 stick of celery, washed and sliced
    • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 1 red capsicum, seeded and cubed
    • 1 carrot, peeled and cubed
    • 6 bacon rashers, cubed
    • 200ml beef stock
    • 100ml red wine
    • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 400g tin of diced tomatoes
    • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
    • 500g lean mince
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy pot and add the garlic, onion and the vegetables, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the bacon and fry for another 2 minutes.
    2. Add the red wine, stock, tomato puree and can of tomatoes; stir in well and simmer for 25 minutes.
    3. While the sauce is simmering fry the mince in a large frying pan until well cooked.
    4. When the sauce is cooked, turn off the heat and add the fresh basil then blend the sauce with a hand bender until it is smooth.
    5. Pour over the cooked mince and mix thoroughly.

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    Mine turned out a bit watery as I didnt have a hand blender, however used a potato masher instead. I also added olives for a bit of different flavour  -  28 Apr 2009


    If making this to serve with the kids, drink the wine while your making it Great recipe!  -  04 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)