One Yummy Mummy’s Best Ever Bolognese

One Yummy Mummy’s Best Ever Bolognese

This one is a serious family favourite of mine, and although it takes a little time to cook, the prep time is quick, and once it‘s on the hob simmering you can leave it there to do its thing.

We’re being told every day about the additives and preservatives in jarred sauces so cooking up your own makes total sense, and this recipe is a great way of getting some extra veggies into your little ones.

Easy Bolognase

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500 g pack of extra lean mince beef

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

1 carrot chopped really small

1 onion Grated

2 celery stalks chopped really small

2 cloves of garlic

200mls of chicken stock

400 g carton of passata

2 tablespoon tomato puree

1 tablespoon of dried Basil

1 tablespoon of dried oregano

1 teaspoon of  dried thyme

40g grated Parmesan cheese


In a large pan soften, the carrot, celery and onion for five minutes

Now add the lean mince and cook for another five minutes, then drain off the fat (I use a sieve) and return to the pan. If you’re using extra-lean mince there should be little or no fat to drain.

Add the balsamic vinegar and tomato puree and give it a good stir.

Whack in your garlic, chicken stock and passata and let it bubble for a minute.

Cook for two hours on a low heat (letting it simmer) with no lid. The flavour really intensifies the longer it cooks.

After two hours stir in the Parmesan cheese (this helps to sweeten the dish)

Finally stir in your dried herbs.

Serve with your favourite pasta and enjoy one of my family favourites.

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