What’s for Dinner: Bolognese Sauce

February 27, 2013

This bolognese sauce recipe is for making a massive batch for me to FREEZE!!  I haven’t specified the amount of salt/ pepper/ chilli to add so you add what you like.  You might even like to add some soy sauce/ tamari for an extra kick.

This is one of the things you will always find in my freezer.  It is is a great dinner when you are too tired to cook – just take it out of the freezer and reheat.  PLUS it forms the base of other dishes including lasagne, pizza, burritos or tacos (just add kidney beans and ground cumin and coriander).

Bolognese Sauce
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Serves: 15
 
Ingredients
  • OLIVE OIL
  • ONIONS 2, chopped
  • MINCE 2kg (Lamb/ Beef/ Pork & Veal)
  • TOMATO PASTE 250 - 300g (or 1 cup)
  • GARLIC 6 cloves, chopped
  • BASIL 1 bunch, chopped
  • LARGE FIELD/ PORTABELLO MUSHROOMS 5 sliced
  • CARROT 3, grated
  • CELERY 3 stick, chopped
  • ZUCCHINI 3, grated
  • CAPSICUM, 1 diced
  • 3 x 700g Jars PASSATA (Bottled tomato puree) or 6 x TOMATOES 440g can
  • SEASONINGS: SALT, PEPPER, DRIED CHILLI
  • Serve with: Pasta
Instructions
  1. I tend to chop all the vegetables in a food processor to make it quicker and easier!
  2. Add OIL and ONION to a saucepan and gently fry until golden.
  3. Add MINCE and brown.
  4. Then add GARLIC, TOMATO PASTE and BASIL and stir well.
  5. Add MUSHROOMS and allow to coat in the oil, then add CARROT, CELERY, ZUCCHINI, CAPSICUM, PASSATA/ CANNED TOMATOES, and all the SEASONINGS
  6. Allow to simmer for 1-2 hours.

 

Enjoy!

Louise xx

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