Spaghetti Bolognese

As promised ahead of time.. Tonight’s recipe/Dinner!

Spaghetti Bolognese

Will update with picture later 🙂

I N G R E D I E N T S

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon, finely chopped (or pancetta)
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2-3 sprigs rosemary, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 500g beef mince
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped omatoes
  • small pack of basil leaves picked, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 125ml red wine (small glass)
  • 75g Parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve
  • 400g Wholemeal spaghetti
  • crusty bread, to serve (optional)

 

M E T H O D

  1. Put a large  saucepan on a medium heat and heat  1 tbsp olive oil.
  2. Add the bacon/pancetta and fry for 10 mins until golden and crisp.
  3. Lower the heat and add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic and rosemary then fry for 10 mins, stirring often, until softened.
  4. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the mince and cook stirring for 3-4 mins until browned.
  5. Add the tinned tomatoes, chopped basil, oregano, bay leaves, tomato purée, stock cube and wine.
  6. Stir with a wooden spoon and bring to the boil,
  7. Once boiling, reduce to a gentle simmer and cover with a lid.
  8. Cook for 1 hr  (this may differ depending on preference, and how quickly it reduces)
  9.  Stir occasionally, until you have a rich, thick sauce. Add the Parmesan, check the seasoning and stir.
  10. When the Bolognese is nearly finished cook the spaghetti following pack instructions. Drain the spaghetti and stir into the Bolognese sauce.
  11. Serve with grated Parmesan, cracked pepper and crusty bread – should you opt for it 

 

Enjoy!

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