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Brilliant Bolognese

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Millie

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 250 g lean mince
  • 500 ml passata
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh chilli
  • 1/2 tsp onion granules
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 red pepper finely sliced
  • 2 handfulls of chopped mushrooms
  • 1 carrot peeled, finely sliced into circles and then quartered
  • 1 small courgette
  • A handfull of cherry toms
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 glass of red wine - optional
  • Parmesan

Instructions

  • Soften the red onion, fresh chilli and garlic cloves in a pan, before adding the mince. Cook for 1-2 minutes until browned.
  • Add the passata, tomato puree, stock cube, balsamic, onion granules and garlic salt to the pan and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper.
  • Add the water (the red wine if using) and all of the veg (except the cherry toms) and simmer on a low heat, stirring regularly for 35-40 minutes.
  • In the meantime cook whichever accompaniment you've decided to go with.
  • Add the cherry toms to the mix, and simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes. You may want to add a bit more water at this point if the sauce is drying.
  • Dollop a big spoonful onto your pasta/potato/pepper, sprinkle with a good dose of parmesan and enjoy!