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Bolognese Pasta Sauce


serves 6 – 8

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 500 g minced beef
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 g tin diced tomatoes
  • 200 ml water
  • 200 ml red wine
  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp ground white pepper
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 6 sprigs oregano
  • 2 sprigs basil
  • 2 tbsp SuperSprout Broccoli powder
  • 1 tbsp SuperSprout Carrot powder

Method

step 1

Finely dice the onion, carrot, celery and garlic.

step 2

Heat oil in a large lidded pot and add vegetables and sauté on a medium heat until softened stirring often (do not allow to burn). Increase heat and add meat, stirring until brown. Add paprika, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, salt and stir in for another couple of minutes. Add diced tomato, wine and water. Tie basil and oregano tightly with string and add them along with the bay leaves.

step 3

Turn heat to lowest possible setting and place lid on pot and leave to simmer for at least 2 hours stirring gently occasionally.

step 4

Remove the lid and allow the liquid in the sauce to reduce, stirring to check that it doesn’t begin to catch on the pot. Remove from the heat once desired thickness is achieved and allow to cool for a while before stirring in the broccoli powder.

step 5

Spoon over your favourite pasta and top with fresh shaved grana padano.