easy spaghetti bolongese
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easy spaghetti bolongese

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Serves 6

An easy meal to make that will quickly become a family favourite!

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Ingredients

  • for the Bolognese
  • 1/2 kg of minced beef (you can use chicken or lamb mince)
  • 750 ml beef stock (or two stock cubes, with 750 ml water)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 300 g mushroooms
  • 400 g tomatos
  • 400 g tomato paste
  • 100 g pitted black olives
  • 1 tsp oregano (or mixed dried herbs)
  • For the pasta
  • 300 g spaghetti pasta (any preferred brand)
  • pinch of salt
  • For the garnish (optional)
  • handful of grated parmesan

Method

    1. Chop the onion into small pieces and crush the garlic. Heat the oil in a large fry pan or wok and cook the onion and garlic until softened but not browned (about 3-5 minutes). Add the minced beef and allow to cook for 20 munites, or until browned all over, making sure that there is no liquid left over from the mince. Add a dash of oil if needed.
    2. Chop the tomatoes and mushrooms into cubes and add to the mince. Also add stock and tomato paste. Cover partially and simmer for 35 - 45 minutes. Add a little water if the sauce becomes too thick during this time.
    3. Fill a large sauce pan halfway with water and bring to the boil. Add the pasta and salt and cook according to pack instructions. Once cooked, drain the pasta in a colander and place in a serving dish, creating a "nest" with the pasta.
    4. Add the olives and oregano into the bolognese and season to taste. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes. Once cooked, place the bolognese in the middle of the pasta "nest" and garnish with parmesan.

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screw79
8th Jan, 2009
Wow. This is fantastic. Thank u manghi. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this simple and gr8 recipe!
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