Bolognese sauce is a meat-based sauce started off from Bologna, Italy. It is mostly used to dress flat pasta, spaghetti and is customarily taken up by other Italian dishes as well. Real Bolognese is cooked slowly with several other techniques like sautéing, braizing, sweating.
No matter how many different flavors come, classic Bolognese sauce still tastes mouth-watering. The recipe below is a low-cost recipe with which you can cut you huge food bills.
You can keep this sauce in the freezer for nearly 2 months if you keep it in a freezer proof container.
INGREDIENTS FOR BOLOGNESE SPAGHETTI
- 2 cloves of chopped garlic
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 500g beef mince
- 1 chopped onion
- 100g of grated carrot
- 600g chopped tomatoes
- 500ml beef stock
- 500g spaghetti
- Salt and pepper
Ø On medium heat, heat a large pan and add a tbsp of olive oil. Once the oil gets hot, add the beef mince and little salt and pepper. On medium heat only, cook the mince until it becomes well browned. Do not burn the mince, be careful. After the mince is well browned, keep it aside in a bowl.
Ø Now in the same pan, add one tbsp of oil and heat it on a medium heat. Add onions and pinch of salt then gently fry it for 6-7 mins. Now add garlic and stir it for 1-2 mins. Add the grated carrot and the mince back into the pan and mix it.
Ø Now add tomatoes and mix well. Pour the beef stock and put it on simmer flame for around 45 mins or until the sauce becomes rich and thick. Adjust the taste with the seasonings.
Ø Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions, add a pinch of salt while cooking. Drain it pour the Bolognese sauce over it and mix well.