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Spaghetti Bolognese

An Italian classic and a family favourite!

45 4
Spaghetti Bolognese | DonalSkehan.com, An Italian classic and a family favourite!

main-meals

Spaghetti Bolognese

An Italian classic and a family favourite!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

400g spaghetti

2 tbsp olive oil

500g beef mince

8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, roughly chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 small carrot, grated

75g mushrooms, finely chopped

2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato purée

250ml red wine

1 tsp dried oregano

Handful of fresh basil, chopped

Finely grated parmesan cheese, to serve

 

Frying pan

Saucepan

 

45 mins
Serves 4

Despite growing up in an Irish family, at least once a week we channeled our inner Italian and enjoyed this Italian classic. It’s popular the world over for it’s rich flavour and simplicity. This basic Bolognese sauce is one of the first things I learnt to cook and can also be used in lasagna.

 

 

Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the mince for 2-3 minutes until browned. Remove and set aside on a plate.
Heat the rest of the oil in the frying pan, then add the bacon and fry for 2 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and fry for a further 2 minutes.
Add the carrot and mushrooms and fry for 2 minutes more. Return the mince to the pan with the tomatoes, tomato purée, red wine and oregano. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
While this is cooking bring a large pot of water to the boil, add the spaghetti and cook according to packet instructions.
Once bolognese is cooked season to taste and stir through the basil. Drain the spaghetti, add half the bolognese to this and serve in large pasta bowls, serve with the rest on top and some parmesan cheese.
45 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients

400g spaghetti

2 tbsp olive oil

500g beef mince

8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, roughly chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 small carrot, grated

75g mushrooms, finely chopped

2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato purée

250ml red wine

1 tsp dried oregano

Handful of fresh basil, chopped

Finely grated parmesan cheese, to serve

 

You'll Need

Frying pan

Saucepan

 

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