This is always a winner. The longer you simmer the sauce for, the nicer it will taste.
- 200g mince
- 250g pasta
- 1 tin tomatoes
- A little oil
- 1 carrot - finely chopped
- 1 onion - chopped
- A few mushrooms - chopped
- A dollop of tomato ketchup or puree
- Salt and pepper
Cook the pasta, drain it and put it aside. Heat some oil in the pan then add the mince, frying for 5-10 minutes until it's browned. Add the carrot, onion and mushrooms and fry for a few more minutes. Make sure the mince is thoroughly cooked - fry for a bit longer if you're not sure. Add the tomatoes, herbs, ketchup and about ½ cup of water. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until it's really thick and lovely. Add the cooked pasta and heat through. Season and serve.
To make a CHILLI - Make the bolognese recipe, adding ½ tsp chilli powder, a drained can of red kidney beans and a chopped red pepper (optional). Serve with cooked rice instead of pasta.