Boromir’s Bolognese


Boromir’s Bolognese

"It is a gift. A gift to the foes of Mordor. Why not use this recipe? Long has my father, the Steward of Gondor, kept the forces of Mordor at bay leaf. By the flavour of our people are your Dinner's kept safe. Give Gondor the recipe of the enemy. Let us cook it against him!"
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour


  • Saucepan
  • Colander
  • Spatula


  • 1 serve Pasta!
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 rashers Bacon
  • 500 g Lean Beef Mince
  • 1 Jar Passata Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Dried Rosemary
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tin Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 5 diced Sundried Tomatoes


  • Fill a Saucepan with water and bring to the boil – add a tbsp of salt.
  • Cook the pasta as per the instructions found on the packet. Continue on with the rest of the mission whilst the pasta is cooking. ( Keep an eye on it, put aside once finished)
  • Choparoo the 2 rashers of bacon and add to a cold Saucepan, adjust to medium heat.
  • Whilst waiting for the bacon to sizzle, Chop chop chop, ch-ch-chop chop chop the 1 Onion and 3 cloves of garlic.
  • Once the Bacon is sizzling nicely, add Onion to pan for 3 minutes, stirring sensually.
  • Add Garlic, stir sensually for a further 2 minutes
  • Add the 500g of Beef Mince. Maintain a medium-high heat and stir until brown.
  • Now, add the 1 Jar of Passata Sauce, the 2 tablespoons of Dried Oregano and Dried Rosemary, 2 cheeky Bay Leaves, 1 tin of Diced Tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of Tomato Puree.
  • Chop up/dice 5 Sundried Tomatoes and add to the pan
  • Let simmer, ideally for around an hour or so, but honestly you can serve it up just about straight away and it will still be a good meal. But generally speaking, aim for an hour worth of simmering. Let the flavours meet each other and intertwine.


Seriously. This is one of the best possible meals you can eat. It’s a dish inspired by the great Boromir, who would oft tie tomatoes to his horse while travelling. The beating sun drying them out as he rode along the fields of Pelennor. Strips of bacon picked up from the local Inn’s also provided him with a flavour filled journey. The hearty addition of Pasta, beef and a rich tomato sauce from the cooks of Minas Tirith would fill him with courage for many weeks!
Cook extra for later too, because this is a meal that you can eat over and over. Few sprinkles of Parmesan over the top and you’ve got yourself a where was Gondor when the Westfall fell? 

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