Bolognese Pasta


Bolognese is comfort food for Ian. Whenever he is sick, the only food he has an appetite for is a bowl of bolognese. Easy to take care of.


Rigatoni (500 g), extra lean beef mince (250 g), 1 brown onion, 1 red capsicum, kalamata olive (1 cup), sun dried tomato strips (1/2 cup), 1 jar of Raguletto red wine pasta sauce* (500 g), dried oregano (2 teaspoons), cooking red wine (1/4 cup), cheddar cheese, white pepper, salt, chopped fresh parsley.

What to do:

  1. Place a large pot of salted water onto boil. Add rigatoni and cook until al dente.
  2. While pasta is cooking, dice onion and capsicum.
  3. Into a frying pan heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until they become translucent. Then add beef mince and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in cooking wine and Raguletto red wine pasta sauce*, cook for 1-2 minutes. Add dried oregano, kalamata olive and sun dried tomato strips. Reduce the heat and cook until the sauce is thicken. Finally add diced capsicum and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add cooked pasta and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with chopped parsley and grated cheddar cheese.

Note: * Raguletto red wine pasta sauce is a tomato based pasta sauce made by an Australian company. If your local grocery doesn’t sale it. Just replace it with your favourite brand pasta sauce.

11 thoughts on “Bolognese Pasta

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  2. Oh, I love bolognese, I have a recipe on my blog as well, because it is just delish. You should always add some red wine, just like you did. Yum. I always add some cinnamon and sugar as well, which I feel deepens the flavor.
    I usually have bolognese when I go to an Italian restaurant. Even though I have discovered Carbonara recently, also just delish.
    Happy Fiesta Friday. 🙂

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