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Recipe

Bolognese sauce

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 35 mins cooking
  • Makes 5 Cup
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Ingredients

Bolognese sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 50 gram pancetta, finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 500 gram minced beef
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 410 gram can tomato puree
  • 400 gram can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves cooked pasta of choice, shaved parmesan, crusty bread, to serve

Method

Bolognese sauce
  • 1
    Heat oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan on high. Saute onion, celery, carrot, pancetta and garlic for 3-4 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  • 2
    Add mince. Cook for 4-5 minutes. until well browned, breaking up lumps with the back of a spoon. Stir in tomato paste. Cook for 1 minute.
  • 3
    Mix puree, tomato, wine, bay leaves and oregano through mince mixture. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 20-25 minutes, until thickened. Season to taste.
  • 4
    Stir parsley through. Serve with hot pasta. Sprinkle with parmesan. Accompany with bread.

Notes

Makes 5 cups This sauce freezes really well. When it's cold, spoon serving quantities into a freezer container or freezer bags.

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