I don't agree with putting vegetables in the bolognese sauce. I just don't like eating carrots or peas when you could be enjoying the flavours of the sauce. My mum taught me how to make this, and over the years I have also cooked it, I have enjoyed tweaking it here and there. The red wine is optional but I find it gives a lovely depth of flavour to the sauce at the end. Also, add lots of garlic. Garlic makes everything better!
This manages to serve 5. Any more than that and you will want to adjust the recipe. I know that it isn't traditional by any means but its tasty enough and because there isn't big chunks of vegetables kids quite like it. (on that note, if you're not wanting kids to have alcohol in their food then omit the wine. But remember the alcohol gets cooked out as the sauce simmers). ENJOY!
Great recipe I added 1 instead of two tins of tomatoes. My son who dislikes veggies loved it :-) - 10 Jan 2017