Here is my recipe for a Keto Bolognese Sauce.
The traditional bolognese sauce (French – sauce bolognaise. Italian – ragu all bolognese), is a mixture of ground meat and tomatoes. It is normally served with the pasta tagliatelle, but is also used as the sauce in the dish called lasagne.
This dish is a great candidate for cooking in a slow cooker.
I would recommend serving this sauce with noodles made with thin strips of courgette sauteed in butter, or spaghetti squash. To cut the courgette noodles to size either use a mandolin or if you are patient cut by hand using a sharp knife.
Keto Bolognese Sauce Recipe
Ingredients serves 4 – 6
60ml olive oil
1 large onion finely chopped
1 large carrot finely diced
2 sticks of celery finely diced
60g streaky bacon cut into 1/2″ pieces
400g lean mice beef
400g lean mince pork
4 garlic cloves crushed
175 ml full bodied red wine
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
260 chicken stock, use a stock cube if you have nothing else.
1 tsp dried thyme
3 dried bay leaves
80ml double cream
Parmesan cheese – grated this will be added as the dish is served.
Heat half the olive oil in a frying pan, add the diced onions, celery, onion and bacon.
Cook this mixture gently for about 10 minutes, the vegetables need to be soft but not browned.
Place this mixture into a bowl. Add the other half of the olive oil to the saucepan and heat up. Add the ground pork and beef, cook stirring frequently, until the mince is nicely browned. break the mince down so there are no large lumps.
Add the vegetable mixture to the mince add the garlic and cook for a couple more minutes.
Add the wine and cook on a high heat until the wine has reduced by half.
Tip the tinned tomatoes, chicken stock, thyme and bay leaves.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cook for 1 hour on a very low heat, stirring occasionally remove the bay leaves.
Alternatively place the mixture in a slow cooker for 6 – 8 hours.
Add the double cream and stir through and heat gently.
The bolognese sauce is ready to be served.
Once on the serving plate add a generous sprinkling of Parmesan cheese to the bolognese sauce.