Spaghetti Bolognaise

Spaghetti Bolognese

Enjoy a delicious bowl of home-made spaghetti Bolognese, a firm family favourite. Check out our delicious yet simple recipe.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 rashers of bacon, finely chopped
  • 500g lean beef mince meat
  • 1 x 400g cans plum tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
  • 250g dried spaghetti
  • 250g mushrooms
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 125g red wine
  • 50g parmesan, shaved to serve
  • Handful fresh basil leaves to serve
  • 1 beef stock

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry the garlic, onion, bacon  and mushrooms for about four minutes, or until softened.
  • Next place the mince meat in the pan, gently stirring for about 6 minutes until browned.
  • Add the tin of tomatoes, paste, oregano, bay leaf, stock and wine. Stir well with a wooden spoon, breaking up the tomatoes. 
  • Reduce to a medium-low heat and leave to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add salt and pepper, and stir in. Leave to simmer for a further 40-50 minutes, until the sauce is rich.
  • Cook spaghetti according to the packet instructions. Drain well.
  • Serve spaghetti onto plates, topping with bolognese sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan and basil leaves.

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