Monday, September 06, 2010

Bolognese with celeriac


I actually made this a long time ago - in March, I think. However, the weather became warmer and it didn't feel right to blog about this until fall came. Now that we're properly in fall, with cool crisp air, this is a perfect dinner dish. Sure, it takes a while to cook (but no more than an hour) but the payoff, flavor-wise is big. Just the thing for a rainy day! (And it makes a lot of leftovers, so you'll be all set for a few days, if you're a smaller household. It freezes well, too!)

Bolognese with celeriac
(printable recipe)
serves 6

900 g beef mince
300 g celeriac
300 g carrots
2 medium yellow onions
2 tsp dried oregano
2 garlic cloves
salt, black pepper
1-2 tsp worcestershiresauce
50 ml water
1 tin (400 g) crushed tomatoes
100 g tomato purée
400 ml red wine
100 ml cream
1-2 tsp sugar
olive oil

Start by peeling and grating carrots and celeriac. Chop the garlic and onions into small chunks. Fry the onions, celeriac and carrots along with the oregano in some olive oil on medium heat for ten minutes.

In a separate pot, heat some oil and brown the beef mince with the garlic. Season with salt, black pepper and worcestershiresauce. Add the water - this prevents the mince from clumping. When the all beef has browned, add the vegetables that you fried earlier, the crushed tomatoes, the tomato purée and the wine. Stir, bring to a boil, cover with a lid and lower the heat. Let it simmer for about 30 minutes.

Just before eating, add the cream and cook for a few more minutes. Season with more spices and possibly a small pinch of sugar. Serve with pasta.

Recipe in Swedish:
Köttfärssås med rotselleri


Meggy said...

Hello Anne, here is cold too, Autumn in coming, and I love it!I love crispy air, coloured leaves and so on.
I love your Bolognese too, congrats for the good receipe!It should be very spicy and creamy!
Have a nice week!

Charlotte said...

YUM!!!! I love this kind of bolognese.... My version is rather similar but doesn´t contain celeriac. Instead carrots, onions, garlic, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes and lots of red wine..... Almost my favorite dish, and if you have time - try "Barone Riccasoli´s köttfärssås" with liver - it´s to die for!!!!!! :) I will def try your version w celeriac!!!!!!