Spaghetti Bolognese

Why not try this favourite weekday dish this week. It is always a popular choice with family and friends and quick and easy to prepare and cook - only 20 minutes to prepare and 60 minutes to cook. Here goes:

Ingredients (serves 4):
15ml oil
15g butter
50g streaky bacon – chopped
1 medium onion – finely chopped
2 celery sticks – finely chopped
1 medium carrot – finely chopped
100g mushrooms – sliced
1 garlic clove – crushed
450g lean minced beef
350ml stock
30ml tomato puree
1 bay leaf
2.5ml dried oregano
350g spaghetti
20g Parmesan cheese - grated 

  • Heat oil and butter in a saucepan and cook the bacon until it starts to brown.
  • Add vegetables and garlic, cook, stirring until golden.
  • Add the beef and cook until brown.
  • Add the stock, tomato puree and herbs and bring to the boil. 
  • Cover and cook for 40-45 minutes on a low heat. Stir occasionally. Remove the bay leaf.
  • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in boiling water until tender, about 10-12 minutes. 
  • Stir occasionally. Drain.
  • Serve the pasta with the bolognese sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. 


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