time 2hrs+
serves 6-8
difficulty Medium

The only bolognese recipe you're going to need. This recipe is just for the bolognese sauce, but obviously, serve it with pasta. I've linked a post below that talks you through making the absolute most of dried pasta.


  • 500g beef mince
  • 500g pork mince
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 2 sticks celery diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Half a tube of tomato puree
  • Half a bottle of red wine
  • 1 tin of plum tomatoes
  • Beef stock pot
  • Chicken stock pot
  • A generous pour of Worcestershire sauce
  • Dried oregano
  • A handful of fresh thyme
  • 📖Method

  • In a large pan, on a medium-high heat, brown the meat ( you may need to do this in batches). Once browned, remove from pan.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, add onions to the pan and soften, once soft, add carrots, celery, and grated garlic.
  • Once all have softened, turn up the heat and add the tomato puree, cook for a couple of minutes
  • Add your meat back into the pan along with a big glug of Worcestershire sauce, and turn up the heat.
  • Add in the wine and reduce for 5 minutes or until it has reduced by roughly half.
  • Add in stock pots, the tin of tomatoes, the herbs, and 500ml of water.
  • Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low-medium.
  • Cook until the sauce is nice and thick, roughly 1hr/1.5hrs
  • Once finished the sauce should be thick enough to properly coat some pasta.
  • To serve, mix through pasta and top with lots of parmesan and some fresh basil if you have it!