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Ellie’s simple bolagnaise and left over chilli

Ellie’s simple bolagnaise and left over chilli

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This is one of my old favourites, I’ve made it time and time again. Recently I have been making a bigger amount then adding a tin of baked beans and making into chilli for another meal (I add the chilli after taking a bit out for Harry).


  • 750g minced beef
  • 2 medium onions (or 1 large)
  • 3 tins of chopped tomatoes (400g each)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 heaped tsp of mixed herbs
  • About 4 tbsp of tomato puree
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Dice the onions and crush the garlic. To crush the garlic I dice it as finely as possible, add some salt and using the side of your knife work the garlic into a paste. I find it helps break the garlic down but if you don’t fancy doing this just dice as finely as possible or use a tsp of powdered garlic (The taste isn’t as good in my opinion but I have used that shortcut).
  2. Brown the mince and onions in a pan together until the mince is fully cooked. Drain any excess fat and put it back in the pan.
  3. Add the tomatoes, garlic, mixed herbs and a bit of pepper. Give the mix a good stir and then add half the tomato puree and stir again. Cook the tomato puree in for 5 minutes and add the rest of the tomato puree if the sauce is still runny (This depends how thick you like the sauce).
  4. Cook for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with pasta, rice, jacket potato or chips. I chose spaghetti today as its yummy and cheap. Enjoy 🙂

Tip: Add a bell pepper for a different flavour or use this to make a lasagne.


Nice and messy but he loves it 🙂 I gave up trying to keep a bib on him a long time ago haha.

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