Monday, 30 August 2010

Hmm...Time for Italian again?

I think so!!! So here's my basic recipe for a quick and easy bolognese sauce!! Don't feel like there are any limitations with this recipe though! If you want to try something with it go ahead! It's pretty much just some simple foundations for you to go and build a meal from :)

Bolognese Sauce

250g lean beef mince (or whatever meat you prefer)
1 large onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1/2tsp dried mixed herbs
1/2tsp dried basil
1 beef stock cube
1 tbsp tomato puree
salt and black pepper

1. Dry fry the mince in a pan until it is thoroughly cooked. (There should be enough fat in the meat, if it's beef mince, so that you don't need to add any extra oil. If you're using a leaner meat, i.e. chicken or turkey, add a small amount of oil before you cook)
2. Chop the onion and garlic. Add the onion to the pan and fry until it is soft then add the garlic and fry for a further minute.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, beef stock cube and a splash of water (if needed) and leave this to simmer for about 10mins.
4. Season to taste and serve however you want to!

Add in a carrot, some celery or some peppers for added flavour! Or add in any other veg you like! Pretty much anything works :) And if you've got a fussy eater to feed then you can grate pretty much any vegetable into this sauce and they won't have a clue it's there! ;)

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