The Best Quick and Easy Bolognese Sauce
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4 people
Paleo and Whole30. A secret ingredient makes this quick but rich, comforting Bolognese taste like it’s been simmering for hours. Perfect for a quick mid-week meal!
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 onion (finely diced)
- 1 large clove garlic (crushed)
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- 500 g beef mince
- 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika (pimenton)
- 500 ml passata
- 1 stock cube dissolved in 100ml boiling water*
- 1½ teaspoons sugar/maple syrup (optional)
- Salt and pepper
- 2 teaspoons corn flour**
- Pasta or low carb alternative
Gently fry the onion, garlic and oregano for a few minutes until the onion is softening. Add the beef mince and stir-fry until the beef mince is brown, breaking it up as it cooks.
Add the remaining ingredients except the salt, pepper and corn flour. Stir well and simmer gently for at least ten minutes and up to 1 hour – just ensure it doesn’t dry out.
Season to taste. If necessary, mix the corn flour with two to three teaspoons of water and stir into the bolognese. Simmer for a further two minutes.
*If Whole30 or paleo, check the ingredients. Use gluten free if necessary
Calories: 377kcal (19%) | Carbohydrates: 6g (2%) | Protein: 21g (42%) | Fat: 28g (43%) | Saturated Fat: 9g (45%) | Cholesterol: 88mg (29%) | Sodium: 255mg (11%) | Potassium: 389mg (11%) | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g (2%) | Vitamin A: 245IU (5%) | Vitamin C: 2.3mg (3%) | Calcium: 36mg (4%) | Iron: 2.7mg (15%)