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Mon's tomato bolognese

Updated: Feb 12, 2023

Serves 4



  • 1/4 cup of olive oil

  • 1 brown onion finely chopped

  • 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped

  • 100gr diced bacon

  • 100gr finely sliced mushroom

  • 1 x packet of port and veal mince (from Coles or Woolies)

  • 800gr tin of diced tomato

  • 1 tbsp of stock powder

  • a few basil leaves torn

  • red wine - optional

  • grated parmesan to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and garlic and cook for a few minutes

  2. Add the bacon and mushroom and cook until the mushroom is soft

  3. Add the packet of mince, break down the clumps and cook until brown

  4. Add the tin of diced tomato and stir through the stock powder. Add a dash of wine now if you are using wine

  5. Cook for 1-2 hours (longer if you like) and add water as required to keep it saucy.

  6. add the basil leaves just before serving

  7. Serve on your pasta and top with parmesan. Yum!

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