Homemade spaghetti Bolognese

    40 min

    After experimenting in the kitchen I came up with this delicious Bolognese sauce. It's an absolute must for pasta lovers.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
    • 1 stick of celery, washed and sliced
    • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 1 red pepper, seeded and cubed
    • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
    • 6 rashers of smoked bacon, cubed
    • 1/2 large glass of red wine
    • 200ml beef stock
    • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
    • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 450g (1 lb) lean minced beef
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
    • fresh spaghetti and grated Parmesan cheese to serve

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. After preparing all the ingredients heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large heavy pan and add all the vegetables and cook for 5 minutes.
    2. Add the smoked bacon and fry for another 2 minutes.
    3. Add the red wine, stock, tomato puree, tin of tomatoes and nutmeg, simmer for 25 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    4. While the sauce is simmering fry the mince in a large frying pan until cooked.
    5. When the sauce has been simmering for 25 minutes turn off the heat and add the fresh basil.
    6. Blitz the sauce in a blender or processor until it is smooth and has no lumps.
    7. Pour over the cooked minced beef and coat thoroughly, serve on a bed of freshly cooked spaghetti and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. All you have to do now is sit back and enjoy with a glass of wine. Perfecto!

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    If making this to serve with the kids, drink the wine while your making it Great recipe!  -  04 Sep 2013


    Mine turned out a bit watery as I didnt have a hand blender, however used a potato masher instead. I also added olives for a bit of different flavour  -  28 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)