Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Beef Bolognese

This dish was shared by Aunty MeiYing when she came to stay with us in November. The kids love this beefy dish very much, so is Cason!
300g Spagetti / Angel Hair (Boiled)
250g Minced Beef
1/2 Carrot (Shredded finely)
2-3 Tomatoes (Remove skin & seeds, cut into small cubes)
1 Brown Onion (Chopped finely)
2-3 Garlic (Chopped finely)
4-5 Tbs Bolognese sauce (Bottle ones from supermarket)
1-2 Tbs Tomato paste
3-4 Tbs Tomato sauce
1 Tsp Butter
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Sugar
A dash of Oregano
A dash of Italian Herbs
1 Tsp Olive oil

Preparation of Pasta:
1) Heat a pot with water. Add a pinch of salt and 1 Tsp of olive oil.
2) Once the water boils, place the pasta into the pot. Cook for 5 - 7 minutes or until it softens.
3) Drain away the water and run the pasta under cold running water for 1 minute.
4) Portion out onto 4 plates.

1) Heat the pan with butter.
2) Fry the garlic for 1 minute.
3) Stir in the chopped onions and fry till it turns slightly brown.
4) Add the minced beef.
5) Once beef is half cooked, add the carrots and fry for 2 minutes.
6) Add bolognese sauce, tomato paste, tomato sauce. Add 2 Tbsp of water if the mixture is too dry. This prevents the paste from burning.
7) Add the chopped tomatoes.
8) Add salt, sugar, oregano and Italian herbs.
9) Dish out the sauce onto the pasta, serve hot.

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