About this recipe: Not your traditional bolognese with mince but a healthier alternative. Try it and see what you think!
I thought my family would love it but lovely husband's first comment was that the sauce was missing something and the children, well, one ate a fraction with bribery and the other refused (9and 7!) And they normally polish off Bolognese style sauces. It could have done with a stock cube and perhaps less tomato liquid and a lot more in the way of herbs. Maybe a dash of Worcestershire sauce?.... - 13 Mar 2017
With the good reviews, I had to try this recipe for myself. I was disappointed by the bland taste of this. A pinch of oregano and basil is not enough to flavor all the tomatoes, paste, and sauce. Like others I upped the oregano and basil. I added fresh ground pepper, salt, a bay leaf, and fresh basil. This also has a strong tomato paste taste. Maybe half the can would do. I finally had to add some beef stock to this to get the thumbs up from everybody. - 27 Jun 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Frank is on the right track, a "gastric" of equall parts of balsamic vinegar and sugar to the ratio of 1 teaspn. per cup of sauce will cut the acidity of the tomatoes involved, and decrease cooking time. Yum! - 05 Mar 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)