Bolognese Sauce

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  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely sliced
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 400g beef mince
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup beef  stock
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 400g tin tomatoes in juice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf


Saute onion, celery, carrot and garlic in olive oil until softened. Add mince and bacon and fry until meat browns and breaks up into small lumps. Sprinkle in flour, stir to combine and add wine salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Add stock, tomato juice, tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, oregano and bay leaf. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 1 hour.

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