Beef Bolognese

  • Prep time 35Min
  • Cook time 10Min
  • Technique Pan Fry / Saute
  • Meat Beef
  • Cut Ground
  • Serves 4

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.