‘Spaghetti Bolognese’ was my daughter’s favourite dish when she was a young child. This is the sauce I have been cooking for decades. I sometimes add extra ingredients such as Mushrooms, Chilli, Olives, etc. I use this sauce for Potato Chase Bake and Doria as well. Cook a large batch even though you need it for only one or two serves. You can freeze the leftover, or use it next day for another dish.
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Onion *finely chopped
2 cloves Garlic *finely chopped
1 small Carrot *coarsely grated
500g Beef Mince
700g Passata *OR 800g canned Tomatoes
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Dry Italian Herb Mix *add extra as required
1 Bay Leaf
Salt & freshly ground Black Pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons Tomato Paste *optional
- Heat Oil in a pot over medium heat, cook Onion, Garlic, Carrot and Beef until the vegetables are soft.
- Add Passata, Sugar, Herbs and Bay Leaf. Season with Salt and Black Pepper, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick.
- *Note: If you used canned Tomato, it would take longer time to simmer. 2 to 3 tablespoons Tomato Paste can make the sauce thick quicker and also add more flavour.