Chunky Bolognese Sauce

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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based on 4 ratings

Looking for a Thermomix bolognaise sauce recipe that doesn't mush the mince? Look no further - this is the recipe for you!

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recipe updated Jun 8, 2020


  • Yellow onion icon
    Yellow onion
    1 (140g)
  • Zucchini icon
    200g (about 1)
  • Carrot icon
    100g (about 2)
  • Canned tomatoes icon
    Canned tomatoes
    425g (about 1)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    as needed
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    3 sprigs
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    22ml (1½ tbsp)
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    100ml (½ cup)
  • Vegetable stock powder icon
    Vegetable stock powder
    2 tbsp (15g)
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    200g (about ¾ cup)
  • Dried thyme icon
    Dried thyme
    about ½ tbsp (3g)
  • Dried rosemary icon
    Dried rosemary
    about ½ tbsp (2g)
  • Ground beef icon
    Ground beef
    500g (about 2¼ cups)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Varoma dish
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Varoma tray

Step preview

  1. Add yellow onion, zucchini, carrot, garlic clove and fresh basil to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Chop - approx 6 sec, speed 5
  4. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  5. Add extra virgin olive oil to the TM5 bowl
  6. Sauté - approx 5 min, varoma, speed 1
  7. Then add red wine, vegetable stock powder, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, dried thyme and dried rosemary to the TM5 bowl
  8. Cook - approx 6 min, 100°C, speed 1
  9. Add ground beef to the varoma dish
  10. Add ground beef to the varoma tray
  11. Once the sauce has cooked for the 6 minutes, place Varoma with the mince into position.
  12. Cook - approx 10 min, varoma, speed 1
  13. Remove Varoma and with your spatula, break up cooked mince into smaller pieces if so desired.
  14. Transfer content of varoma dish to TM5 bowl
  15. Transfer content of varoma tray to TM5 bowl
  16. Cook - approx 10 min, 100°C, reverse gentle stir
  17. Then add sea salt, black pepper and fresh parsley to the TM5 bowl
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