Beef Bolognese Sauce

Published 1st January, 2019

Cuisine: Italian   Serves: 4

Preparation: 20 Mins   Cooking: 1 Hr


  • 1 kg Barossa Fine Foods Beef Mince
  • 1 tbls Olive Oil
  • 1 Brown Onion, finely chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 x 400gm (cans) Cherry Tomatoes
  • ΒΌ Cup Tomato Paste
  • 1 Cup Red Wine
  • 4 Anchovies (optional)
  • 1 tbls Brown Sugar
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper


  1. Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the olive oil, onion & garlic.
  2. Cook until soft and fragrant, add the beef mince and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the mince has browned.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes, tomato paste, red wine, anchovies and brown sugar.
  4. Allow to come to the boil then reduce heat to a gentle simmer, cover with a lid and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove the lid, taste and season with the sea salt and pepper, allow to simmer for a further 10 minutes with the lid off.
  6. If the sauce is a little thick, add a small amount of water. If it is not thick enough, continue simmering with the lid off for a few more minutes.
  7. Serve with pappardelle, grated parmesan & fried sage leaves.