Bolognaise

Did you know?

  • Red meat is a great source of important source of nutrients for you and your family.
  • It is the best dietary source of easily absorbable iron and an excellent source of protein,B vitamins and other minerals.
  • Other good sources of iron include fortified whole grain breakfast cereals and breads, lentils, and beans.
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Olive/sunflower oil
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves/peeled & finely sliced
  • ½ a red or green pepper
  • 1 courgette, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped (optional)
  • ½ aubergine (optional)
  • 2 carrots cut into half moons
  • 125g mushrooms
  • 450g/1lb lean beef mince
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • Tomato puree
  • Worcester sauce
  • Dried mixed herbs, oregano/basil
  • 2-3 rashers finely snipped bacon (optional)

Instructions

  1. Simply fry the finely chopped onion, and crushed/ finely sliced garlic cloves in a drop of oil until soft but not brown.
  2. Add bacon (if liked) and sauté for a few minutes
  3. Add lean beef mince and fry on a medium heat until the mince is well browned – breaking up with a spoon  as you go.
  4. Add the chopped vegetables, and stir gently for 5 minutes.
  5. Now add the tinned tomatoes, and tomato puree, and worcester sauce.
  6. Add 2 teaspoons of dried oregano or basil and a sprinkle of mixed herbs (add more herbs for flavour as the sauce cooks if you think it needs it)
  7. Bring to the boil, then place your pan on the smallest cooker ring and turn the heat down as low as it will go, and simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve with cooked spaghetti, baked potato, pasta or in taco shells.