Simple Bolognese 

A simple, cheap bolognese recipe that can be served with pasta or for a lighter option, spiralised vegetables. I’m currently loving mixing carrot and courgette (zucchini).

I like to make a big batch as it freezes well and can be taken for lunch’s during the week.

What you need:

1 kg ground mince

2 x 400g cans of tomatoes

3 Tbsp tomato paste

½ cup of red wine (optional)

2 Tbsp garlic olive oil

Green tops of spring onion

Large handful of basil, torn reserve a few leaves for garnishing 

Salt and pepper

To serve:

Spiralised vegetable or pasta

Hard goats cheese or cheese of your choice

Extra basil

What to do:

Heat a large deep pan on a high heat. Add oil and spring onion and cook until spring onion is soft.

Add mince and cook until lightly browned (approx. 5 minutes), breaking up lumps as you go.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, red wine, basil, salt and pepper and combine well. 

Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes or until desired thickness

Serve on top of spiralised vegetables or pasta and top with basil and cheese.