Monday, July 14, 2014

Bolognaise Sauce


500 g minced beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large carrots
1 large onion
2 stalks celery
1 zucchini
3 slices bacon
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 (425 g) cans whole tomatoes
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 cup water
1 teaspoon sugar



1 Pulse all the veggies in a blender until they are chopped fine.
2 Do the same with the bacon.
3 Heat olive oil in a large frying pan and sauté the veggies until onion and celery are transparent.
4 Add the bacon and cook for 3 minutes.
 5 Add the minced meat and cook until well browned.
6 Add the tomato paste, basil and oregano; cook for 2 minutes to let the flavour of the herbs and paste come out.
7 Add the canned tomatoes including their juice. 
8 Dissolve the beef bouillon and sugar in the water and add to the pan.  
9 Simmer for 1 hour or until the sauce is thick and not runny. If the water evaporates too quickly, top it up as the long cooking is what makes this taste great.
10 Serve over cooked pasta of your choice or layer with lasagna sheets and a good bechemal sauce for a yummy lasagna.
11 For adaptation to crockpot: Brown mince and onion then add all ingredients to crock pot and cook on low for 5 hours or more.

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