This is my recipe for a delicious homemade bolognese sauce that I think is close to what you'd get served in the north of Italy! It's packed with onions, carrots, celery, pancetta, mushrooms and red wine. Serve on top of spaghetti or use in lasagne.
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2 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
600g beef mince
300g pancetta, chopped
100g mushrooms, brushed clean and chopped
200ml red wine
600g tomato passata
3 tablespoons tomato puree
500ml beef stock, divided
fresh Italian herbs, such as thyme and oregano, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
freshly torn basil, to serve
Method Prep:30min › Cook:2hr › Ready in:2hr30min
Heat oil in a large pan; add onions, carrots and celery until softened, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in beef mince and pancetta and cook until browned.
Add mushrooms, red wine, passata, tomato puree and 3/4 of the stock; simmer and stir over very low heat for 1½ to 2 hours, adding more stock as needed.
Season with Italian herbs, salt and pepper; stir in basil.