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Bolognese Sauce

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1kg mince beef
2 onions - chopped
4 garlic cloves crushed or 2 tsp of minced garlic
1 stick celery - sliced
800g crushed tomatoes
1 carrot - chopped
2 bay leaves
½ bunch basil
½ glass of red wine
1 tsp stock powder
2ltr mixed Vegeta Beef stock
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 whole red chilli (optional)
Olive Oil
Salt and pepper


In frying pan fry mince with a little olive oil. Break up mince as it browns through. Cook until it dries but don’t burn.

Add whole chilli (this is optional) and Balsamic vinegar and reduce.

Add wine and garlic and slide in vegetables and basil (no need to chop) and bring to boil.

Sprinkle over stock powder, add tomatoes and water, salt and pepper to taste.

Simmer for 1-3 hours (3 hours is best)

Serve over pasta with a sprinkle or parmesan on top.


Bolognese Sauce