Sunday, 5 October 2008


This recipe is adapted (I use the word adapted coz I have changed some of the measurements and added bacon to the recipe) from the ‘Australian Women’s Weekly – Pasta Cookbook’. I would reckon that the taste does live up to its original name (Best Ever Bolognaise) and I have also used the same recipe to make lasagne (without using the bacon). Have had no complaints, yet! :D


2 tbsp olive oil
2 onions – chopped
2 cloves garlic – crushed
4 bacon rashers - chopped (optional)
1 kg minced beef
2 x 410g crushed tomatoes - UNDRAINED
1 ½ cups water
½ cup dry white wine (you could substitute this with chicken or beef stock) 3 tbsp tomato paste
3 small OXO (beef stock) cubes – crumbled
2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 tsp dried marjoram leaves
½ tsp sugar


Heat oil in a pan and cook the bacon (if using) onions and garlic, over low heat for around 10 to 15 mins until onions are very soft. Add the mince and cook until the meat is well browned.

Stir in the undrained tomatoes, water, wine paste, stock cubes, herbs and sugar. Bring to the boil and simmer over low heat, uncovered and stirring occasionally, for about 2 hours or until sauce has thickened. Serve with spaghetti and GARLIC BREAD.

HINT: Leave the sauce overnight. It tastes so much better the day after.



Hmmm .... salivating lah.

Big Boys Oven said...

the bolognaise looks good! long time have not make this dish!

MamaFaMi said...

Luckily I just had a big bowl of spagetti bolognaise just now. Otherwise, I'll be drooling, looking at yours! Hahaha...

VG said...

Hi Jo....thank kids (and doggie) love this dish. A bit of kitchen 'mileage' (two hours) needed but the results are great.

My tip: make twice the amount and freeze for later.

VG said...

Hi Big Boys

Thanks for visiting my blog and glad that you like the post. Hope you come back for a visit soon.

I'll definately be checking out your blog often.

VG said...

Hi Mamafami

What a coincidence, eh?Hope you enjoyed your pasta.

BTW, did you have a good raya? I hope you did. My regards to the family and you. I'll 'visit' you soon, okay?

Tastes of Home said...

hey VG, this looks good! yeah there are certain dishes that tastes better overnight :)

VG said...

Hi ToH

Thanks for your comments and I concur with them - some dishes are just better the next day....especially fish curry!