1smallEggplant (Aubergine) (around 400g/14oz)1 cm / ½ inch cubed
Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots and saute for around 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Increase the heat to high, add the ground beef and continuously stir/ break down the meat until it is browned all over and broken down into nice small pieces. (This will take around 10 mins)
Add the oregano and tomato paste and mix with the meat. (for around 2 mins)
Add the canned tomatoes, eggplant and bay leaf bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for atleast 1 hour, but if you have time aim for 2 - 2.5hrs to really bring the bolognese to another level!
If making this dish for adults / older children then season to taste at the end of cooking. See the above post for ingredient substitutions, picky eater tips and storage instructions.Nutritional Information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator.