Originates from Bologna in Italy, Bolognese sauce is a simple mixture including tomato sauce, minced beef and onions. Spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne, moussaka, burritos, are among the international dishes that are using Bolognese sauce as a basis, with a “local touch” to give a little variation.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (for 2 persons):
- 150 gr of minced beef
- 25 cl of tomato sauce
- 1 onion
- 1 tablespoon of flour
- 1 pinch of sugar
- Salt, pepper, fresh parsley
Peel and slice thinly the onion. Gently cook the onion in a pan along with the beef (you don’t’ need to add oil or butter as the beef has enough fat).
Add the flour, it will give consistency to the sauce.
Add the tomato sauce and 10 cl of water. Season with salt, pepper and parsley, and add the sugar to get rid of the acidity of the tomatoes.
Cook gently the sauce at low fire. The more gently you cook it, the more tasty it will be as the flavors will have time to mix together.
Tip: try to add a carrot thinly sliced, it will give a slightly sweeter taste to your Bolognese sauce.
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