Bolognese Sauce

    Bolognese Sauce

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    1hr50min


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    About this recipe: An excellent chunky pasta sauce with beef, pork, lots of vegetables and tons of flavor. Freeze any unused portions for later use. If you have fresh herbs, you may substitute 2 teaspoons chopped fresh italian basil for the dried Italian basil in this recipe.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 9 

    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
    • couple of teaspoons of oil for frying
    • 4 slices smoked bacon, cut into 1.5cm pieces
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 1 large yellow onion, minced
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 450g mince
    • 450g lean minced beef
    • 2 carrots, finely chopped
    • 225g minced pork
    • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
    • 225g fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 tin(400g)chopped tomatoes
    • 2 medium carrots, shredded
    • 250ml beef stock
    • 1 stalk celery, chopped
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 (1kg) can Italian plum tomatoes
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • 180g tomato sauce
    • 1/4 tsp dried Italian herbs-basil, oregano etc
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) dry white wine
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 450g pasta

    Directions
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. In a large skillet, warm oil over medium heat and saute bacon, onion and garlic until bacon is browned and crisp; set aside.
    2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and brown the garlic, onions and mince.
    3. In large saucepan, brown beef and pork. Drain off excess fat. Stir in bacon mixture, mushrooms, carrots, celery, tomatoes, tomato sauce, wine, stock, basil, oregano, salt and pepper to saucepan. Cover, reduce heat and simmer one hour, stirring occasionally.
    4. Add the carrots and celery and cook until tender.
    5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    6. Stir in the puree, stock, tomatoes and herbs. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes. Serve with spaghetti or pasta of your choice.
    7. Serve sauce over hot pasta.

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