Basic Bolognaise

Posted on November 5th, 2013

Bolognaise freeze really well. Make a couple of batches and freeze them for the days you don’t have time to cook.

*Serves 8


  • 20ml Weigh-Less Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 150g onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 800g beef mince
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook onion and garlic for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onion has softened.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high. Add oregano. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  4. Add mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned.
  5. Add tomato paste. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  6. Add tomato, stock and sugar. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 40 minutes or until thick.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
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