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 28 Sep 2020


  • Yellow onion icon
    Yellow onion
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Courgette icon
    200 g (about 1)
  • Carrot icon
    100 g (about 2)
  • Tinned tomatoes icon
    Tinned tomatoes
    425 g (about 1)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    as needed
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    5 (about 30 g)
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    3 sprigs
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    20 g (about 1 ½ tbsp)
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    100 g (about ½ cup)
  • Vegetable stock powder icon
    Vegetable stock powder
    2 tbsp (about 15 g)
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée
    200 g (about ¾ cup)
  • Dried thyme icon
    Dried thyme
    1 ½ tsp (about 2.77 g)
  • Dried rosemary icon
    Dried rosemary
    1 ½ tsp (about 1.8 g)
  • Minced beef icon
    Minced beef
    250 g (about 1 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, courgette, 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, tinned tomatoes, tomato purée, dried thyme and dried rosemary to the TM5 bowl
  8. Cook - approx 6 min, 100°C, speed 1
  9. Add minced beef to the varoma dish
  10. Add minced 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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