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Simple but tasty bolognese

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 1 hour and 5 minutes

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Serves 4

Really simple recipe for Bolognese but packed with plenty of flavour. Easily split and frozen in portions - just as nice after freezing.

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  • 500g Mince
  • 1 Large onion
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed / 1 tsp 'easy garlic'
  • 1 Tin chopped tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Mixed herbs
  • 400ml Vegetable stock
  • Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce


  1. Add a small amount of oil to a frying pan / large saucepan

  2. Add the mince to the pan and brown - Make sure to keep stirring, so the pan doesn't catch

  3. Add the onion and the garlic to the pan until the onion starts to brown

  4. Add the tin of tomatoes - I like to further chop the tomatoes down so it's more of tomato sauce whereas my mum prefers to keep them chunky, so it's all down to your preference

  5. Season with salt & pepper, and the mixed herbs to taste - I like to add a generous amount, so you can see the herb flecks throughout the Bolognese but not so much it's all you taste

  6. Add the vegetable stock and stir in

  7. Add a generous dash of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce

  8. Add the lid to the saucepan / cover the frying pan (a baking tray works fine) and leave to simmer and reduce, until you have a thick Bolognese - this can take anywhere from 30-45 mins I have found

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