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This is the sort of dish you don’t mess around with.

Serves: 4 Cost: $ Time: 1 hr 10 mins



  1. Step 1
    To make the bolognese sauce, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

  1. Step 2
    Add the onion, garlic, chilli and 1 teaspoon of sea salt and cook for 10 minutes or until soft.

  1. Step 3
    Add the veal a little at a time to break up any lumps, stirring well, until all the veal is nicely browned.

  1. Step 4
    Add the cream and simmer for 20 minutes or until almost completely reduced.

  1. Step 5
    Add the passata and cook over very low hear for 30 minutes or until the fat rises to the top. Skim off the fat and discard.

  1. Step 6
    Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water until al dente, then drain.

  1. Step 7
    Add to the sauce with the mint - ideally, use just enough sauce- to coat the pasta rather than drown it. Taste for seasoning, and serve with grated parmesan.

Cooking Tips

Add a dash of balsamic vinegar towards the end of cooking.