Bolognese Sauce for Two Recipe


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time1 Hr 45 Min
Ready In2 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
MethodMain Ingredient


 Olive oil15 Milliliter (1 tablespoon)
 Butter1 Ounce (25 g)
 Pancetta rashers/Smoked streaky bacon rashers2 , rinded and finely chopped
 Onion1 Small, skinned and finely chopped
 Beef6 Ounce, minced (175 g)
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), skinned and finely chopped
 Celery stick1 Small, finely chopped
 Carrot1 Small, peeled and finely chopped
 Bay leaf1
 Tomato puree15 Milliliter (1 tablespoon)
 Dry white wine75 Milliliter (5 tablespoons)
 Beef stock75 Milliliter (5 tablespoons)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste, freshly ground

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 923 Calories from Fat 583

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 66 g100.9%

Saturated Fat 27.2 g136.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 166.4 mg

Sodium 702.6 mg29.3%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 4.4 g17.8%

Sugars 10.3 g

Protein 47 g94.5%

Vitamin A 185.6% Vitamin C 27%

Calcium 9.8% Iron 28.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a saucepan, heat the oil and butter and saute the pancetta or bacon and onion for 2-3 minutes until soft.
2) Mix in the minced beef and stir 5 minutes more, to break up any lumps, until it is lightly browned.
3) Stir in the garlic, celery, carrot and bay leaf and simmer, stirring continuously, for 2 minutes more.
4) Add in the tomato puree, wine, stock and seasoning, stir well to mix.
5) Let the mixture boil, and lower the heat.

6) Put the lid on and simmer for 1-€”1 1/2 hours, stirring at regular intervals.
7) Remove and discard the bay leaf.
8) Check and adjust seasoning.

9) Serve hot, over freshly cooked pasta.