Thermomix Chunky Bolognese Sauce

by Tenina Holder
posted 16 Aug, 2019 (last updated 08 Jun, 2020)
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Look no further for the ultimate bolognese recipe. This dish is classic, adored by many – and for a good reason. Bolognese is accessible, tasty and comforting without being stodgy. It may be overlooked at times – but try our Thermomix recipe for a unique and fresh way to serve this quintessential Italian dish. Once you throw together the veg, herbs and meat, its nostalgic smell will remind you why it's a family staple across the globe, and has been for years. Guaranteed clean plates.



  • Yellow onion icon
    Yellow onion
    1 (4.94oz/140g)
  • Zucchini icon
    7.05oz/200g (about 1)
  • Carrot icon
    3.53oz/100g (about 2)
  • Canned tomatoes icon
    Canned tomatoes
    14.99oz/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
    0.74fl oz/20g (1½ tbsp)
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    3.38fl oz/100g (½ cup)
  • Vegetable stock powder icon
    Vegetable stock powder
    2 tbsp (0.52oz/15g)
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    7.05oz/200g (about ¾ cup)
  • Dried thyme icon
    Dried thyme
    about ½ tbsp (0.10oz/3g)
  • Dried rosemary icon
    Dried rosemary
    about ½ tbsp (0.06oz/2g)
  • Ground beef icon
    Ground beef
    17.64oz/500g (about 2¼ cups)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed


  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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