Bolognaise pasta

By Hope Malau
26 October 2016

This easy-to-prepare pasta dish is always a crowd-pleaser.

Serves 4–6 Preparation time: 15 min Cooking time: 25 min

  • 30 ml (2 T) oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 250 g mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 400 g whole cherry tomatoes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 300 g pasta shells

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté the onion, garlic, mushrooms, carrot and celery for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

2. Add the beef and fry for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up the mince. Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.

3. When the sauce begins to boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with the pasta shells cooked according to the packet’s instructions.

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