Ultimate spaghetti bolognese

    1 hour 15 min

    This recipe is the amazing Italian classic you know and love. It's cheap, easy and absolutely delicious.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g minced beef
    • glug of olive oil
    • 1 white onion
    • 1 stick of celery (optional)
    • 1 carrot
    • 1 handful of sliced mushrooms
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • squeeze of tomato puree
    • 1 glass red wine (optional but recommended!)
    • 400g chopped tomatoes
    • 400ml beef stock
    • splash of milk (trust me!)
    • splash of Worcestershire sauce
    • spaghetti (about 400g)
    • 1 handful of grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Fry off the meat in a deep saucepan with the olive oil until browned, then transfer to a bowl.
    2. Dice the onion, celery and carrot and mushrooms add to the same pan and fry for a few minutes.
    3. Dice the garlic and add to the pan with the oregano, tomato puree and red wine and stir to reduce.
    4. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, beef stock, milk, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning and fried mince to the pan. Cover and leave to simmer for at least an hour, but a few hours is best.
    5. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or follow packet instructions.
    6. Serve a heap of spaghetti with a generous ladle of bolognese and sprinkle with Parmesan.

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