A good bolognese is so much more than just a pasta sauce. The classic savory combination of lean, high-quality protein, veggies and tomato is a foundation for all sorts of meals to keep the weeknights fresh and new.
1 pound ground Australian grassfed beef
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 large carrot, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
14 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons thyme leaves
1 cup beef stock
1/3 cup basil leaves, torn
Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
Add garlic, carrot and celery and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add beef and cook for 5 minutes or until browned.
Add tomato paste, tomatoes, thyme, and stock and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until sauce has thickened to your desired consistency.
Season to taste and stir in basil leaves.