Gluten Free Asian Bolognese

One of my ‘chefy’ friends likes to make this gluten free Asian Bolognese when he’s sick of eating out in restaurants all the time.  He says it’s his comfort food.  I can see why as it’s become on of my favourites as well.

It’s really easy to make and a great staple when you and your family want something different than standard Italian Bolognese. The gluten free soya sauce and ketchup totally transform this gluten free Asian Bolognese dish from average to something just a little more exotic that can be enjoyed on either brown or white rice or gluten free noodles.  If this is my asian friend’s go to recipe, then it’s gotta be good! And although this gluten free Asian Bolognese is indeed, gluten free, no one will even know.


  • 500g ground beef
  • 1 can cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small onion – chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves – chopped
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup gluten free soya sauce
  • 1 Tsp Sambal Oelek
  • 1 TBSP The Original Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce***
  • 3/4 cup water

**Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce in the UK and US doesn’t contain gluten whilst the CANADIAN version does contain gluten.  It’s all really confusing so if you are in doubt, you can find gluten free versions out there if you look for them.

Brown ground beef until cooked through.  Drain off any excess oil and return meat back to pan.  Add chopped onion and garlic and continue to cook until onions are soft.  Add ketchup, soya sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Sambal Oelek, tinned tomatoes and about 3/4 cup of waterBring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for about 40 minutes.

Serve on your favourite gluten free noodles or rice.

Freezes well.