Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce

My favourite cookbook of the moment is The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook.  Anything I have made from this goes down well with both Robot and Dave.   This recipe comes from this book, I have slightly adapted it here, but seriously go and buy the book!  Here is loads more credit to Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett.


  • 20g Bacon Lardons
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 200g mince beef
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 1 celery stick chopped
  • 50g Mushrooms chopped
  • 400g Tin tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1-2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • Black pepper to taste

Heat a large pan, add the bacon lardons and onion until the onion is soft.  Add the minced beef and cook till browned. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.  Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.  Check occasionally and a little water if the sauce appears too thick.

Serve with pasta and parmesan cheese.

Bolognese Sauce

Again, can’t fault the Baby Led Cook book, really delicious, we made a double portion so we can eat it again this week!  The Robots first attempt with spag bol, brilliant to watch him eat and he loved it!  Such joy to watch the Robot eat a messy meal, he gets it all over his face.  Dave and I loved it too.  The bacon is an added touch that we’ve never done before.

#ABC123 is a challenge I have set myself to complete 26 weeks of posts, every week a different letter of the alphabet.  This week was the letter B!

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