These cupcakes are worth the work and kiddies seem to love them...
Makes 3-4 family meal serves or many single serves
This is a basic Bolognese recipe which makes a lot of sauce. The idea is to freeze extra family or toddler size serves, to have something healthy and quick on hand for those days when time just slips away. Over time, more variation can be added, with carrot, celery or anything. The recipe also works equally well with half of the ingredients if you want smaller batches.
1 medium red onion and 2 garlic cloves (cut very finely using a hand held blender –then the kiddies can’t pick all the onion out)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (good quality)
500 g veal mince or pork minced meat
1 kg minced meat (premium beef)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, washed and chopped finely (or 3 teaspoons dried parsley)
1 teaspoon iodised salt flakes
2 bottles tomato passata (essentially pureed tomatoes in a bottle – you can use canned tomatoes, but use a hand held blender to puree to a smooth consistency so the texture of the sauce remains smooth)
Pasta (we have used Orecchiette spaghetti but you can use any pasta or rice) – add spaghetti here please
Pecorino cheese, grated (Pecorino is a hard Italian cheese made from the milk of Sheep) – lower case ‘s’ please
Quick meal hint: The sauce may be frozen in single serves for a quick lunch, or in bigger serves for a quick pasta meal for the whole family.