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Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Bolognese Sauce Recipe

Easy Quick and Economical

A good Bolognese sauce recipe is essential for every cook and this one has served us well over the years. It brings great Italian Mediterranean flavours to any pasta dish. The secret is in the ingredients, always use the best quality ingredients you can find, it pays dividends in the long run.
The other secret is, of course, the cooking.
Don't be afraid to let it cook for a long time. It is one of the few things that we will cook in a pressure cooker. We can't emphasise this enough -  Bolognese Beef Sauce can be cooked and cooked and then cooked some more and it will just get better and better.
Experiment with different additions as you go along, find your own special version. You can add finely chopped carrots, celery, bacon or ham. Some people even like to add chicken livers for added flavour. One particular favorite of ours is to add half a pint of creamy bechamel and half a pound of sauteed mushrooms to the basic sauce - fantastic with any pasta you like.
Bolognese Sauce Recipe Ingredients
  • 1lb. ground beef
  • 1 Large onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic mashed
  • 1 x 16oz. Can of chopped tomatoes
  • 2ozs. strong tomato paste
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1/4teaspoon dried chilli powder
  • 1 lemon - juice and grated rind 
  • A glass of red wine
  • 1 Teaspoon each of dried thyme and marjoram
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil for frying

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Bolognese Sauce Recipe Method
  1. First fry the onion in the Olive Oil, for about five minutes until it softens.
  2. Now add the meat - mixing and stirring well to make sure that all the lumps are removed - about a further ten minutes.
  3. When the meat and onion mix is nicely browned turn down the heat and add the Garlic - stir for five minutes more.
  4. Now add all the other ingredients except the Lemon Juice and
  5. let the sauce cook out at a simmer for at least 45 minutes - up to an hour and a half if you have time.
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.
  7. Serve with your own choice of pasta. 

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