Essential Bolognese Sauce
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Essential Bolognese Sauce

Grind your own beef in about the time it would take to open a packet…really. Use chuck, sirloin or any leftover steak you have in the fridge. Effortlessly chop the vegetables, then your homemade bolognese is just a simmer away. Simple and easy. Be sure to make a double batch and freeze half for later.
the Paradice™ 9
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the Paradice™ 9

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1 hr total time

15 mins active time


Serves 4



  • onion icon
    1 onion

    peeled and quartered

  • carrot icon
    1 carrot

    peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • celery stick icon
    1 celery stick

    trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • clove garlic icon
    2 cloves garlic


  • chuck or rump steak icon
    1 lb chuck or rump steak

    cut into 1-inch pieces

  • olive oil icon
    2 tbsp olive oil
  • tomato paste icon
    ⅓ cup (3¼ oz) tomato paste
  • can diced tomatoes icon
    28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • white sugar icon
    2 tsp white sugar
  • kosher salt icon
    2 tsp kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper icon
    Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

  • basil leaves icon
    6 basil leaves


  • 1Carefully assemble the processor with the grey spindle and green S-blade™ in the bowl. Add the vegetables and garlic and process until finely chopped. Remove and set aside.
  • 2Place the beef in the processor bowl and process until ground to your liking, scraping down the bowl occasionally. Remove and set aside.
  • 3Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the oil, when hot, add the vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally for 4 minutes, or until translucent and slightly softened. Increase the heat to high, add the beef and cook until browned. Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the sugar and salt and stir. Add the freshly ground black pepper and basil. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.
  • 4While spaghetti and lasagna are the first cabs off the rank for this delish sauce, it has a whole host of other uses. Sloppy Joes, quesadillas, nachos and baked potatoes love it, while if you mix with a little rice, it makes a sensational stuffing for peppers, squash and zucchini.
Main course
Dairy Free

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