Beef Bolognese Sauce

    Beef Bolognese Sauce

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    2hr50min


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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.

    Ingredients
    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

    Method
    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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