simple bolognese

June 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Ingredients, My meal, My thoughts, Recipe | Comments Off
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Bolognese and PastaA fab recipe

After cooking a simple Bolognese for dinner last night and hubstar saying, and I quote “you cook the best Bolognese” I realised I should share my Bolognese top tips! So here they are…

  • Dry fry the mince on a low heat to release all natural juices.
  • Add the onions to the mince (note no extra frying oil is needed), when onions are soft add a sneaky beef stock cube or two! – now make sure you have a little taste as I think this tastes delicious by itself!
  • Next add the peppers, mushrooms etc
  • Mix in a tin of tomatoes, rinsing the can out with a good splash of red wine and adding, stir until it starts to bubble.
  • Add some tomato puree, cover and leave to simmer for about 40 minutes (this is the important part I think) so the flavours blend and sauce thickens, remove lid for last 5-10 minutes if consistency is still too thin

Optional extras to taste: chilli, soy sauce or Worcester sauce, lemon juice, garlic  – oh and if you have any left-over baked beans chuck them in too!

Pasta/spaghetti Tip

We’re not spaghetti fans so we always have pasta with our Bolognese, regardless of which you choose and when you cook pasta, after draining mix with a little butter and pepper you won’t believe the difference!

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