Smith's spicy bolognese sauce recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 35 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by MRS Gemma Smith
Added 80 months ago

Heat the oil and fry together the onion, peppers, mushrooms, garlic and chilli.
Once softened add the tins of chopped tomatoes, stir well and leave to simmer.
After 10 minutes, add finely chopped basil and stir well.
Leave the mixture to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring regularly to stop the mixture sticking.
Squeeze half of lemon juice into the mixture and season with black pepper and salt if required.
Remove the lid to reduce for 5 minutes.
Serve with homemade garlic bread or pasta.

Use the sauce for bolognese - fry off pork mince and add sauce.

Use the sauce for cold tomato pasta - add more basil when cold - perfect for summer evening salads, or a quick lunch.

Sauce reheats well for a few days.

Please note: this recipe has been created and uploaded by a member of the Tesco Real Food online community. Tesco does not test customer recipes so cannot accept responsibility for the content, validate the results or answer queries regarding them.

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  • 1 clove - garlic crushed
  • 1 large - onion, finely chopped
  • peppers (any colour), chopped
  • 1 tbsp - tomato puree
  • 200g - mushrooms, chopped
  • finger chillies, finely chopped
  • 3 x 400g tins - chopped tomatoes
  • juice of half a lemon (to taste)
  • black pepper to season
  • handful - basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp - olive oil
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