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This simple bolognese sauce is a modern take on the cosy comfort classic. Rich meaty sauce loaded with herbs and spices and Vegetables. It skips the long simmer and comes together in under an hour.
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Cosy Simple Bolognese Sauce

This simple bolognese sauce is a modern take on the cosy comfort classic. Rich meaty sauce loaded with herbs and spices and Vegetables. It skips the long simmer and comes together in under an hour.
Course Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 portions
Calories 190kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 500g ground pork
  • 3 banana shallots
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 x 680g jar passata
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

Instructions

  • Heat a heavy bottom pan over a medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil to the pan and cook the pork until cooked and starting to brown. Remove the pork to a small bowl for later.
  • Drain any fat from the pan leaving 1 Tbsp. Add the chopped shallots, carrots and onions and garlic.
  • Sautée until the vegetables are soft and translucent.
  • Add the cinnamon and dried herbs and the tomato paste. Cook for 2 minutes taking care to not let the tomato paste burn.
  • Add the pork back to the pan and add the passata.
  • Season the sauce with the pepper flakes, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the sauce out for about 20 minutes, until the sauce is thick and rich.
  • Season to taste.
  • Serve with pasta and bread.