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Spaghetti is always a crowd pleaser in gatherings. Wow your family with an easy weeknight meal [and get your kids to eat their veggies] with this simple beef Bolognese sauce. When it comes to getting kids to eat more veggies, one easy trick I've implemented in my kitchen is to add a veggie or two to a dish that a. the boys already love eating and that b. can be incorporated into a recipe without making it taste too different or "scary." Here in Manila we love our spaghetti a bit sweetish and very saucy. 😋 So both the kids and kids at heart love it. You can cook Sweet Savoury Pasta Meat Sauce Kid-Friendly (Bolognese) using 18 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Sweet Savoury Pasta Meat Sauce Kid-Friendly (Bolognese)
- Prepare 1/2-3/4 of kilo ground beef.
- It's 2-3 of slabs thick-cut bacon, coarsely chopped.
- You need 2 of medium onions, minced.
- You need 1/2 of garlic head, minced.
- Prepare 1/2 Tbsp of cooking oil.
- Prepare 1/2 Tbsp of melted butter.
- It's 3 of hefty pinches of dried mixed herbs.
- Prepare 2 of bay leaves.
- You need 4-6 of fresh tomatoes, quartered.
- You need 200 g of Tomato Sauce pack.
- Prepare 500 g of Sweet Spaghetti Sauce with Parmesan Cheese pack.
- You need 250 g of Filipino Style spaghetti sauce pack.
- Prepare 3-4 drops of oyster sauce or soy seasoning (knorr/maggi).
- Prepare 1 of large bell pepper or capsicum, diced (optional adults version).
- You need 4 pcs of bird's eye chillies, minced (optional adults version).
- It's To taste of black pepper.
- Prepare To taste of rock salt.
- You need 500 g of pasta or spaghetti pack.
Shinae's recipe was perfect for the occasion (nephew's young adult birthday party) with a little tweaking based on available ingredients. Making Meat Sauce with Jar Sauce. Using a really good quality jarred tomato pasta sauce is a practical short cut that shortens the time needed for a delicious tasting sauce. I use a ready-made organic tomato and basil pasta sauce instead of a plain tomato sauce or canned crushed tomatoes to make my meat sauce.
Sweet Savoury Pasta Meat Sauce Kid-Friendly (Bolognese) instructions
- In a large sauce pan, heat the butter and oil together then drop in your onions then your garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent. Drop in your diced or minced bell pepper. Continue sautéing..
- Bacon! Who doesn't love bacon? This will also make your sauce tastier..
- Coarsely chop and add to the pan. Lower the heat. Sauté continuously and avoid burning anything. When bacon oil has oozed out do the next step. (Yum!).
- Add your thawed ground beef after a few minutes. Stir in with the onion-garlic-bacon then spread flat on the pan to cook evenly. Season with salt, pepper, soy seasoning and your dried herbs. Leave alone, cover and let the juices and oils of the beef come out..
- Stir thoroughly then drop in your tomatoes. Keep heat in low-medium. Cover and let the juices of the tomatoes come out..
- Taste and adjust the salt, pepper. Then add the tomato sauce and sweet spaghetti sauce. I normally choose one with mixed in cheese/es. If you don't have these, choose your cheese (cheddar, parmesan, quick melt type) and grate a good amount over the pot. Don't forget to taste test before adding more..
- Mix well then cover and let it simmer on low heat, stirring every now and then to keep the bottom from burning. Simmer until the tomatoes have lost their shape/melted a bit with the sauce. (In the photo you can still see the tomatoes, this is not ready yet). Add more sauce pack if you want it saucier..
- For the spicy adult version, add the chilies now. You can also use the powder kind or chili flakes. Stir, simmer 5 more minutes. Always taste before adding more. Serve..
- Top over your favorite pasta..
There are folks who add ground beef to tomato sauce and call it Bolognese. I don't mean to sound snobby, but I don't even call that a meat sauce. In my opinion, it takes more than adding tomato sauce into a pan of ground beef to make a real Italian meat sauce. Start by chopping the carrot, celery and onion very finely, but not too fine that it turns into a pulp. Then in a medium to large pot add the olive oil and the chopped vegetables, cook the mixture covered on low heat until the onion is transparent.