In the whole year and 7 months that we have been married, I have not been complimented on my bolognaise sauce. Not because my husband is mean, but because in all honesty, since I barely eat red meat, I can’t cook it well. My mince is usually either too tomatoey or too meat tasting… Neither very fabulous.
On Tuesday night I decided to experiment with my “recipe”. The result, according to Christopher, was “the best mince ever” 🙂 Which is high praise, from my very particular slightly fussy man.
So I thought I’d share my new recipe with my readers, in case I am not the only woman incapable of cooking tasty mince.
500g extra lean mince
1 beef stock cube
1 small onion, chopped
2tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper
Sauté onion in oil. When onion is clear, add tomato puree and beef cube, add a splash of hot water, to dissolve cube. Add mince and stir well while cooking. Add herbs and salt and pepper. Cook until the mince is cooked thoroughly.
Serve with pasta, I used tagliatelle. And sprinkle with a matchbox amount of cheese.
Since Chris loved it so much, I didn’t get a chance to take photos… But you can take his word for it… It was divine. And really easy to make.
Let me know if you try it, and how it turns out 🙂