Beef Bolognese Sauce

Beef Bolognese Sauce


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About this recipe: This pasta sauce is packed full of flavour. Once you make this recipe, it will become a firm favourite. It takes a little while to make, but it's so worth it. Enjoy over your favourite pasta.


Serves: 6 

  • 675g minced beef
  • 7 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 slices ham
  • 110g butter
  • 400ml beef stock
  • 170g tomato puree
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pinch dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon double cream

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:2hr25min  ›  Ready in:2hr50min 

  1. Place minced beef in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble very finely and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, chop the carrots, onion and ham.
  3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in carrot mixture and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in cooked beef, beef stock, tomato puree, lemon zest, bay leaves, basil and nutmeg. Simmer over lowest heat, partially covered, for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Immediately before serving, stir in cream and mix well.

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