I have to admit that I made this in two stages so I’m lacking photographs for this challenge. On Saturday I made the Bolognese sauce and left it in the fridge over night. We were busy all day Sunday so it was lovely to return home, cook the pasta and heat the sauce, my favourite kind of easy meal!
The Bolognese sauce was easy to make, just 20 minutes to prepare and then it cooked gently for an hour and a half. It included lots of yummy ingredients:
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion
450 lean minced beef
4 garlic cloves
100ml red wine
150ml beef stock
400g tin chopped tomatoes
500g tomato passata
5 basil leaves, 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
juice of half a lemon
salt and pepper
On Sunday we ate our lovely fettuccine Bolognese. I heated the Bolognese sauce and cooked the fettuccine which is a ribbon pasta and great for holding the Bolognese sauce. I used the tips I learned the other weeks for cooking the perfect pasta at home, then stirred the pasta and the Bolognese sauce together before serving. We enjoyed it with garlic bread and a large glass of red wine and it was delicious and full of flavour. I never buy fettucine but we all loved it so I will definitely be looking out for it again.