Recipe

Basic bolognese sauce

This bolognese sauce recipe is a kitchen classic! Not just for pasta, this bolognese sauce is perfect for giving pies, pizzas, bakes and burgers a delicious twist!

By Jennene Plummer
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 5 cup
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped
  • 50 gram sliced pancetta, finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 500 gram beef mince
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 410 gram can tomato purée
  • 400 gram can diced tomatoes
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Method

  • 1
    In a large heavy-based saucepan, heat oil on high. Sauté onion, celery, carrot and pancetta for 4-5 minutes until onion is tender. Stir in garlic, then cook for 1 minute.
  • 2
    Add mince and cook for 4-5 minutes until well browned, breaking up lumps. Stir in tomato paste, cooking for a further 1 minute. Pour wine into pan to deglaze.
  • 3
    Add purée, diced tomatoes, bay leaves and oregano. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat. Simmer for 25-30 minutes until thickened. Season.