Mel and Mal's Bolognese All-Purpose Meat Sauce

  • 500g kg of fresh lean minced beef
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 75g mushrooms
  • 1 beef oxo cube
  • 1 tin of tomato condensed soup
  • 2 tbsp of brown sauce
  • 4 good shakes of Worcestershire sauce

A versatile meat sauce with many uses and perfect with any pasta, for chilli, over a jacket potato or even to make a savoury pancake. Add carrots to make it a cottage pie filling too. The list is endless

Use lamb, beef or pork for this meat sauce.

Serves : 6        Prep/Cooking Time : 45 minutes

Tip : If you want to bulk cook, you can freeze this meat sauce in an airtight container - in fact, I think its even better once it has had time to "come together" as my Mother in Law would say!


Cook the onions and add the Meat

You will need a large saute pan or saucepan for the amount of meat being used.

Slice and dice the onions and place in the pan with a tablespoon of olive oil. Fry until browned.

Add the meat, half the quantity at a time, to allow the mince to brown off a little. Mix well with the onions and add salt and black pepper - try the Crushgrind salt and pepper mills

Add the Flavour

Crumble the Oxo cube over the meat and mix well.

Add the brown sauce and the Worcestershire sauce and again, mix well.

Stir in the tin of undiluted condensed tomato soup, cover the pan with a lid and leave on a low heat to simmer for about 30 mins.

Either serve immediately to make the dish of your choice or freeze when fully cooled for use in the future

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