Lean Meat Ragu Bolognese Recipe


Cooking Time1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Lean minced beef6 Ounce (175 g)
 Chicken livers3 Ounce, chopped small (75 g)
 Streaky bacon rashers2 , unsmoked, finely chopped
 Dried basil1 Teaspoon
 Small onion1 , very finely chopped
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
 Canned italian tomatoes8 Ounce (1 tin, 225 g)
 Red wine4 Tablespoon
 Tomato puree1 Ounce (2 heaped tablespoons)
 Olive oil1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly milled black pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 904 Calories from Fat 500

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 56 g86.1%

Saturated Fat 16.2 g81.1%

Trans Fat 1.3 g

Cholesterol 398.9 mg

Sodium 882.8 mg36.8%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 7.2 g29%

Sugars 3.6 g

Protein 61 g122.5%

Vitamin A 232.5% Vitamin C 75%

Calcium 24% Iron 94.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 in a thick-based saucepan, heat the oil.
2 Add in the onion, bacon and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
3 Increase the heat, and add in the chicken livers and minced beef.
4 Brown them, stirring with a wooden spoon.
5 Pour in the contents of the tin of tomatoes, plus the tomato puree, wine, basil and some seasoning.
6 Cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes.
7 Remove the lid and continue to simmer gently for another 20-25 minutes.

8 Serve as desired.