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Bolognese sauce to die for

After much trial and error, I think this is simply the best method to make bolognese.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1 medium carrot

  • 500g pork mince

  • 500g veal mince (or lean beef mince)

  • 1 x small tub of tomato paste

  • 2 x 440ml tins of diced italian tomatoes

  • salt and pepper

  • tabasco sauce

  • olive oil

  • butter

  • a dash of warm water (if required)

Method

  • 1.

    Chop up the onion

  • 2.

    Crush or chop up the garlic

  • 3.

    Shred the carrot

  • 4.

    Heat up a pot

  • 5.

    Add the oil and butter (and allow it to melt)

  • 6.

    Add the onion and garlic

  • 7.

    Turn down the heat

  • 8.

    Add some salt

  • 9.

    Allow to soften and brown

  • 10.

    Add the shredded carrot

  • 11.

    Add some pepper and some more salt

  • 12.

    Add the two meats

  • 13.

    Turn the heat back up

  • 14.

    Add the tomato paste

  • 15.

    Stir until all the clumps are broken up

  • 16.

    (you can add water here, if required)

  • 17.

    Add some more salt and pepper and some tabasco to taste

  • 18.

    Once the meat has broken up, add the tins of tomatoes

  • 19.

    Add some more salt and pepper

  • 20.

    Put a lid on the pot

  • 21.

    Move the pot onto the lowest heat and cook for at least two hours

  • 22.

    Stir as required or every 1/2 or so

Notes

Serve with whatever pasta you please.

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