Homemade Bolognese Sauce

Homemade Bolognese Sauce


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I love making spaghetti bolognese and this recipe for homemade bolognese sauce was given to me by a friend and uses good, fresh tomatoes. For a more gourmet flavour, add a dash of red wine.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 500g beef mice
  • 4 vine ripened or roma tomatoes, diced and juices reserved
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
  • 1 green capsicum, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 eggplant, sliced
  • 4 mushrooms, sliced
  • basil or parsley or oregano

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

  1. Heat a little oil in a saucepan then add the onion and cook until transparent then add the garlic.
  2. Add mince and cook until browned then add the diced tomatoes with juices, salt and pepper. Stir and then add in tomato paste while stirring.
  3. Crumble in beef stock cubes then add enough water to thin it a little. Cover and simmer very gently for 30 minutes.
  4. Add in vegetables then stir and allow to simmer covered very gently for 30 minutes or until cooked.
  5. A few minutes before taking off heat add in basil and allow to cook for a minute or less.
  6. Serve with parmesan cheese and any pasta of your choice.

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The end result was pretty good but not as thick as I would have liked. I had romas on hand and ended up using 6, but I would have liked a cpl more tomatoes and a bit more tomato paste. It was also a little lacking in flavor so I'd suggest an extra garlic clove and plenty of fresh herbs at the end. I love how the recipe calls for plenty of vegies though!! I would make again but with tweaking - 19 Sep 2011

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