Easy Bolognese with prosciutto

    1 hour 40 min

    Prosciutto gives a distinctive flavour to this easy Bolognese sauce. Serve with your favourite pasta.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 500g (1 1/4 lb) lean beef mince
    • 100g (4 oz) prosciutto, chopped
    • 50g (2 oz) butter
    • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons tomato purée
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. In a large saucepan, sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add mince and continue cooking. Stir in prosciutto and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Add 1/2 of the butter, chopped tomatoes and tomato purée. Let sauce simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
    2. Simmer for one hour. Add remaining butter and simmer for an additional half hour.

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    Used different ingredients. I used tinned chopped tomatoes in place of the tomatoes,quite simply because i think that the tinned ones enhance the sauce!  -  29 Mar 2010


    This was lovely,a nice change from your ordinary run of the mill bolognese!The prosciutto added lovely flavour to it!I only let it simmer for 40 mins,i don't think that it has to simmer for 1 hr 50 mins at the risk of it becoming too dry!  -  29 Mar 2010


    Altered ingredient amounts. Easy and tasty, will make again!! I used 3 tomatoes instead of two, otherwise followed exactly! The whole family loved it.  -  21 Jul 2008