Bolognese Sauce

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A simple sauce that is super flavourful and goes beautifully with all kinds of pastas, even works wonderfully in lasagnas!

1/4 cup
1/4 kg
beef mince
onions, chopped finely
1 tsp.
garlic paste
1/2 tsp.
ginger paste
1 tbsp.
fresh tomatoes, blended with skin or chopped fine
2-3 tbsp.
tomato paste
chopped coriander
1 tsp.
chilli powder or flakes
green chilli,chopped finely
salt to taste
black pepper to taste

Heat the oil, then fry the onions until translucent, then add the ginger and garlic pastes. Fry for a minute, then add the mince and fry on high heat until brown and crumbly. Use a wooden spoon to break any lumps in the meat.

Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar and all the herbs and spices, bring to a boil, then lower the heat and let this simmer for about an hour until most of the liquid is gone and you have a thick sauce. The longer you simmer this the tastier the results.

Once thick, turn off the heat and use! This sauce can also be frozen and used whenever needed. :)


Hi fauziya can i use olive oil for oil in this recipie

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi yes you can.

i used lasagna sheets to make lasagna .the sause came out well but once i finished baking the lasagna sheets were very hard tough around the corners ,soft in the middle though.i would be obliged if you could reason me why does that happen.salams sister

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Did you check to see if the lasagna sheets that you used needed to be boiled first before being used in the recipe?

yes .i did boil them as per the instructions.. yet it was hard around the corners

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Ok, next time cover any open part of the sheets with the white sauce or the bolognese sauce to keep it moist and prevent it from drying out.

Does this taste just as good with shredded chicken?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Should be ok.

Can u please tell me how to make tomato paste?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

I normally buy the tomato paste/puree.

Such a yummy sauce, I've used it with pasta and lasagne. I make a white sauce or a cheese sauce (butter, flour, milk, cheese), mix with the pasta and add the sauce as a topping. It's a family favourite! Thank you for the recipe! :)

Can I use chicken keema for this recipe? Jzk.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.