Bolognese Bread Bowl - Brumby's Bakery

Bolognese Bread Bowl


30 mins






  • 1 x Brumby’s Tiger Loaf

  • 500g minced beef

  • 1 brown onion, diced

  • 6 cloves garlic, diced

  • 1 x Tbs tomato paste

  • 1 x can of whole tomatoes

  • 200g pizza sauce

  • Handful basil, diced

  • 1 x bay leaf

  • chili flakes to taste

  • 2 Tbs butter, melted

  • 1 x Tbs olive oil

  • Salt and pepper


  • Step 1:

    Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees

  • Step 2:

    Add oil to a large pan over medium heat, add onion, once softened add garlic, then add the mince, breaking it up as it cooks, then add the tomato paste, stir it in, once the mince is browned add the canned tomato, break up the tomato then add pizza sauce, chilli flakes salt and pepper and the bay leaf. Reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes or until sauce has completely thickened.

  • Step 3:

    While the sauce is thickening cut 2cm of the top of the tiger bread (put this aside this will be the lid) then remove any excess white bread from inside the base of the loaf and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

  • Step 4:

    While the base is baking in the oven brush the lid of the bread with melted butter on both sides.

  • Step 5:

    Once the base is finished baking remove it from the oven and then scoop the Bolognese into it, make sure to remove the bay leaf, then top with mozzarella slices and bake both the Bolognese-filled base and the lid for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly brown and the bread is crispy.

  • Step 6:

    To serve garnish with basil leaves and then put the lid on, so you can keep the inside a surprise for guests.

  • Step 7:

    To eat this dish, remove the lid and tear of pieces to dip into the cheesy bolognese sauce, then use the bread from the base to finish the rest of the sauce.

    This dish is perfect for something a bit different when entertaining!