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Smoky Beef and Bacon Bolognese - Holy smokes. We've kicked this pasta up a notch, with serious barbecue flavour for a bold dinner that even sneaks a secret vegetable or two. | wandercooks.com
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Smoky Beef and Bacon Bolognese

Holy smokes. We've kicked this pasta up a notch, with serious barbecue flavour for a bold dinner that even sneaks a secret vegetable or two.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Australian, Creative
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 1144kcal
Cost $20

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Set a large saucepan of water over a high heat and bring to the boil.
  • Meanwhile heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium high heat. Add the onions and garlic and stir fry until onions are translucent.
  • Add the minced beef and diced bacon and continue fry until browned.
  • Pour in red wine and cook until liquid evaporates. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Add the grated carrot and zucchini, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and BBQ sauce. Stir through until well combined.
  • Gradually add the liquid smoke, smoky paprika, salt and pepper until you’re happy with the flavour. Continue to simmer on low.
  • Add the pasta into the pot of boiling water and cook according to packet directions.
  • When pasta is ready, place on serving dishes and top with the Smoky Beef and Bacon Bolognese sauce.

Notes

We cooked a big batch of this Bolognese because we were feeding 6 hungry people. If you’re cooking for a smaller number, we recommend freezing the rest for future lunch or dinnertime awesomeness.
Optional: Add your favourite fresh herbs for an extra depth of flavour. Basil, oregano or rosemary would work really well, but they’re not essential.

Nutrition

Calories: 1144kcal | Carbohydrates: 117g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 674mg | Potassium: 1723mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 3640IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 9mg