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Super Saucy Bolognese

Here’s a new take on an old favourite. This Bolognese has got lots more sauce than a traditional recipe thanks to the secret ingredient – chicken stock.

Now while you might think of using beef stock with beef mince, the chicken stock works really well at giving a depth of flavour without being too overpowering.

The lemon juice and zest added at the end really lifts the flavours of this dish – be sure not to leave it out.

Super Saucy Bolognese

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Super Saucy Bolognese
Super Saucy Bolognese
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 carrots very finely chopped and diced
  • 2 celery sticks finely diced
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 400 g tin of diced tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • ¼ cup basil or parsley leaves to serve
  • Juice and zest of ½ a lemon to serve
  • 6 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese to serve
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 carrots very finely chopped and diced
  • 2 celery sticks finely diced
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 400 g tin of diced tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • ¼ cup basil or parsley leaves to serve
  • Juice and zest of ½ a lemon to serve
  • 6 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese to serve
Super Saucy Bolognese
Instructions
  1. Heat a large frying pan over med/high heat.
  2. Warm the oil up and fry the onions, garlic, bay leaves, carrots and celery for around 5 minutes.
  3. Brown the mince, stirring regularly and breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add in the tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper and stock.
  5. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  6. Cook, uncovered, for 90 minutes.
  7. Stir every 20 minutes.
  8. When ready to serve, drizzle over the lemon juice and zest.
  9. Rip up the basil or parsley leaves and throw them over the Bolognese too.
  10. Serve with the grated Parmesan cheese.
Recipe Notes

Calories per serve: 255

This recipe can be served in so many ways, and here are a few ideas.

  • With your favourite pasta
  • With a crunchy green salad
  • As a topping for a baked potato (sweet potato is great for this)
  • As a filling in a wrap
  • With melted cheese on top as a burrito
  • With some cous cous or brown rice
  • As a base for some home made nachos

Enjoy!

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