Stock Pot of Bolognaise Sauce

Bolognaise Sauce

Let’s get back to basics

I feel as though the last 10 posts have been devoted entirely to desserts. This is probably not true but close to it.You can tell that I have a sweet tooth, can’t you? I thought that I would not only get back to food of the savory variety, but a basic staple. I have been making a Bolognaise Sauce for years but found this recipe only 7 years ago. Sometimes I stick to it and other times I experiment a bit. Every cook would have their own variation on this, but if you haven’t or you just want to try something different then go for it!

Bolognaise Sauce

Serves 4


Olive oil spray
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
400g lean minced beef
410g canned tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup water
cayenne pepper to taste, optional


Spray pan with oil, and cook onion and garlic until translucent
Add mince and cook, stirring occasionally, until brown
Add tomatoes, tomato paste, water and cayenne pepper to taste
Stir to combine
Bring to boil and simmer for at least 20 minutes
Add your choice of fresh or dried herbs just before serving


You can put all of the liquid ingredients into a food processor to break down the tomatoes
Fresh parsley or basil is a nice addition of flavor
I have made this recipe with 500g of lean mince and an extra can of tomatoes (fresh when in season)
Freezes well, great for freezing in portions for pasta, a taco, stuffed capsicums etc…

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