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I am always asked for a chunkier style bolognese. I posted last year about using the rice basket for cooking mince for a chunkier result  but I thought I would write up an actual recipe which may be more helpful.

This is a chunky style bolognese packed full of vegetables. Whilst the mince in nice and chunky the vegetables are quite fine so great for all those vegetable detectives in the house.

I use my homemade Passata in this recipe. You can use store bought Passata if preferred. I like to use Herbamare salt in most of my recipes as it gives a nice flavour to the sauce. You can use salt.

 

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I have included stove top instructions below.

 

Chunky Style Bolognaise - TMX
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 500g beef mince
  2. 1 onion, peeled
  3. 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  4. 5 shortcut bacon rashers, roughly chopped
  5. 5-10g olive oil
  6. 1 carrot, roughly chopped
  7. 1 celery stalk. roughly chopped
  8. 1/2 capsicum, seeds removed and roughly chopped
  9. 1 small zucchini, roughly chopped
  10. 400ml/380g passata, see blog for recipe
  11. 1/3 cup of water
  12. 1 beef stock cube
  13. 2 tablespoons of parsley
  14. 2 bay leaves
  15. 1/2 teaspoon of herbamare salt
  16. Pepper, to taste
  17. 400g pasta, cooked according to packet instructions
Instructions
  1. Place carrot, celery, zucchini and capsicum into bowl.
  2. Blitz on speed 7 for 5 seconds.
  3. Place vegetables into a separate bowl and set aside.
  4. Place onion, bacon and garlic in bowl.
  5. Blitz on speed 7 for 5 seconds.
  6. Add oil and cook at 100 degrees, speed 2 for 5 minutes.
  7. Add vegetables, water, stock cube, passata, salt, pepper and parsley.
  8. Insert steaming basket into bowl.
  9. Break up mince into large chunks and place in basket.
  10. Place the bay leaves on top.
  11. Cook at 100 degrees, speed 2 for 22 minutes.
  12. Remove bay leaves and place mince in with the sauce mix.
  13. Serve as is or break up mince slightly by blitzing on reverse, speed 3 for a few seconds.
  14. Serve over pasta.
The Road to Loving My Thermo Mixer https://trtlmt.com.au/
 

Chunky Style Bolognese
Serves 4
Print
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 500g beef mince
  2. 5 shortcut bacon rashers, diced
  3. 1 onion, diced
  4. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  5. 5-10g olive oil
  6. 1 carrot, finely diced or grated
  7. 1 celery stalk, finely diced
  8. 1/2 capsicum, seeds removed and finely diced
  9. 1 small zucchini, finely diced or grated
  10. 400ml/380g passata, see blog for recipe
  11. 1/3 cup of water
  12. 1 beef stock cube
  13. 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  14. 2 bay leaves
  15. 1/2 teaspoon of herbamare salt
  16. Pepper, to taste
  17. 400g pasta, cooked according to packet instructions
Instructions
  1. Place oil, onion, garlic and bacon into a frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Fry until onion is slightly translucent and aromatic. Stir often to avoid burning.
  3. Add vegetables and cook for 2 minutes to soften.
  4. Add mince is big chunks.
  5. Cook until browned breaking up mince to desired size and texture you like.
  6. Add remaining ingredients and cook on a low to medium heat for 20 minutes.
  7. Serve over pasta.
The Road to Loving My Thermo Mixer https://trtlmt.com.au/
 

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