Thursday, 1 December 2016

Syn Free Bolognese


Yummy Scrummy Syn Free Bolognese

What you will need -

·         500g 5% or less beef mince
·         1 finely diced medium sized onion
·         1 finely diced medium sized carrot
·         150g finely chopped button mushrooms
·         1 tsp lazy garlic
·        Half tsp chilli flakes or lazy chilli (this is optional but gives it a nice kick)
·         Fresh torn leaves of basil
·         1 beef oxo cube
·         1 tsp dried mixed Italian herbs
·         2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
·         Black pepper
·         1 tin chopped tomatoes
·         1 carton passata (Or i sometimes just use 2 tins of chopped tomatoes instead)
·         200ml water
·         1 tbsp tomato puree

Method

      1.    Fry the mince until browned with the beef oxo cube crumbled in.
2.       Add in the onion, carrot, garlic, chilli and mushrooms to the beef and fry until softened.
3.       Then add in the mixed dried herbs and fresh basil.
4.       Add in 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar and let it sizzle and reduce.
5.       Then add the chopped tomatoes, passata, tomato puree, 200 ml water and lots of cracked black pepper.
6.       Stir and cover loosely with a lid or some foil making sure there's a little room for the heat to escape.
7.       Simmer away on low stirring occasionally for at least an hour, this will create a gorgeous ragu. I usually have mine simmering for a couple of hours. Don’t be afraid to add a little more water if it becomes too thick!

Serve with your favorite pasta and enjoy!

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