Bolognaise sauce

Bolognaise sauce




  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1kg beef mince
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 jar tomato paste(400g)
  • 2 tins diced tomatoes
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp Italian herbs mix


In a heavy frypan, heat the olive oil and saute the beef mince until brown. Add onion and garlic and fry for 3 mins.

Add tomato paste and cook for 2 mins. Pour in red wine and cook for a further 2 mins continually stirring.

Add the rest of the ingredients.)

Put a lid on the frypan and simmer for 20 minutes. Add a little water if it needs thinning.


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  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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