This Bolognese sauce will have you craving more. Put it on flaxbread, zoodles, other veggies, with eggs or just eat on its own. High in fat, low in carbs and tasty, tasty, tasty!
- Difficulty Level Easy
- A big glug of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium-sized onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- Oregano or Italian herb mix
- A chunk of butter - probably around 3 tbsps
- A handful of mushrooms, chopped
- 500 grams of organic/free-range minced pork (but you can do half/half pork/beef if you really need to…)
- 3 tins of organic, sugar-free tinned tomatoes
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- Water or home made broth
- Some good quality red wine
6.8g Total carbs
5.4g Net Carbs
320 kcal Energy
- In a big saucepan, add the olive oil (I like to cover the bottom of the pan) and when hot enough, add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent.
- Add the salt, pepper and oregano.
- Add the butter and mushrooms and cook off.
- Add the mince and cook off (until it is no longer raw).
- Add the tinned tomatoes and the tomato paste. I like to fill one tin with water and transfer the water from tin to tin, cleaning the sides to get all of the tomato sauce remaining in the tin, out. I then pour the water into the pan and add another tin full of water (or you could use a cup of bone broth).
- Add the final touch, the red wine and stir.
- Let the sauce simmer (on a low heat) for approximately 1-2 hours, depending on how much you want to reduce the liquid down. I prefer to make it really thick, almost like gravy.
- Eat. From a spoon, on a piece of buttered flaxbread, with eggs or to get as close to the traditional Italian pasta option (fettucine is the truest combination but spaghetti works too), zucchini noodles.
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