Smoked Bolognese


  • 1 Kg Ground Beef
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ Onion, chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-4 medium sized Tomatoes, chopped
  • 500mL Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp dried Basil
  • 2 tsp dried Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • Package of your favourite Pasta
  • Bradley Flavour Bisquettes – Apple



  1. Preheat Smoker to 93-107°C (200-225°F) with Apple Flavour Bisquettes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a cast iron pot, or deep cast iron pan.
  3. Add ground beef, garlic, and onions to the pan.
  4. Once the beef is browning and the onions have become translucent add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, paprika, basil, oregano, salt and pepper, and stir together.
  5. Leave to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove cast iron pot from stove, and place in preheated smoker.
  7. Smoke for 1 – 1½ hours, stirring occasionally.
  8. While sauce is smoking, prepare the pasta of your choosing (as per the instructions). You can never go wrong with the classic spaghetti.
  9. When sauce is finished smoking, remove from smoker and stir in butter.
  10. Drain pasta, once cooked, and serve with your freshly smoked Bolognese sauce.


Recipe by Lena Clayton