Best Bolognese Sauce

    40 min

    Rich and saucy! Best served with spaghetti and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

    Scoop

    London, England, UK
    6 people made this

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 800g lean minced beef
    • 1/2 glass red wine
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 1 beef stock cube
    • 4 bay leaves
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 3 large strips of lemon rind (cut from unwaxed lemon with a knife)
    • small pinch dried chilli flakes
    • 1 green pepper, diced
    • 1 large carrot, diced

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add onion and brown. Add beef and mix thoroughly until cooked through. Pour wine into the mixture and stir through.
    2. Add basil, tinned tomatoes and stir. Then add the rest of the ingredients and stir again.
    3. Cover and leave on a low heat for at least 1/2 an hour, stirring occasionally. The longer you can leave it to stew, the more flavour it will have.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. i used 2 peppers  -  13 Apr 2011

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