- October 2010
- Serves 4
- Takes 10-15 minutes to make, 40-45 minutes to cook
This easy bolognese recipe is proper comfort food and uses a great value ingredient in the form of beef mince. So, if you’re on a budget, here’s a recipe to know, as you can also use it as the base for a cottage pie or chilli – see tips.
- 26g (7.5g saturated)
- 11.2g (8.1g sugar)
Next time around, try these ideas:
1. For cottage pie, spoon your bolognese sauce into an ovenproof dish and top with mashed potato. Bake in the oven at 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6 for 30 minutes until bubbling.
2. Make a chilli. When frying the onion, add 2 tsp each of ground cumin and coriander, plus a pinch of chilli flakes. Drain and rinse a tin of red kidney beans and stir through for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Serve with rice or jacket potatoes.
You can freeze the sauce before adding the pesto and cheese. It will keep for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge, then finish the recipe.
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