Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese sauce is a meat-based sauce in Italian cuisine, typical of the city of Bologna. It is used for tagliatelle bolognese and to prepare lasagne.

Yes this sauce can be use for both lasagne and pasta. I made this in a big batch then freeze in 1 serving portions that is almost 1/2 cup. So when ever I need a quick dinner for my family, I just take it out from freezer, microwave it until defrost then mix with boiled pasta and serve 🙂 Easy!!!!!

Bolognese Sauce
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Bolognese Sauce

I used these chopped tomato cans and tomato puree in this recipe. 

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Now lets make the Bolognese sauce.

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Bolognese Sauce

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Recipe by Aini Amin Course: MianCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 kg Beef mince

  • 2 medium Onions

  • 2 Carrots

  • 2 Celery

  • 5-6 Garlic cloves

  • 2 cans Chopped Tomatoes (800 g)

  • 2 tbsp Tomato puree

  • 500 ml Chicken or beef stock (I mix 3 tbsp chicken powder with 500 ml water)

  • 2 Bay leave

  • 2 tsp Red chili flakes or as required

  • Salt/Black pepper as required

  • 4-5 tbsp Olive oil


  • I am using these vegetables
  • Chop all vegetables, 1 by 1 in a food processor.
  • Add all these vegetables with 4-5 tbsp olive oil in a pan.
  • Turn on the heat ,stir and cook on high heat for 5-10 minutes. Then turn the heat off.
  • Now heat a separate pan, add in 3-4 tbsp oil with beef mince.
  • Stir and cook until all extra juices from meat evaporate.
  • Cook until mince is nicely dry, this will ensure maximum taste.
  • Now put this mince in vegetables mix, we made above. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add in tomato puree
  • Stir and mix
  • Add in chicken stock and chopped tomatoes cans
  • Add in bay leave and chili flakes
  • With the lid on, cook it on low heat for almost 2 hours.
  • Bolognese sauce is ready. Mix it with pasta or freeze it in small portions for later use.
  • I made almost 200 g portion size each and freeze them for later use.
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