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Spaghetti Bolognese

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Serves 8

Saturday Night Tea

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 rashers of streaky 'pancetta' bacon, chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • Stick of celery
  • 1kg/2¼lb lean minced beef
  • 2 large glasses of red wine
  • 2x400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 fresh or dried bay leaves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 800g-1kg/1¾-2¼lb dried tagliatelle

Method

    1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan and fry the bacon until golden over a medium heat.
    2. Add the onions and garlic, frying until softened. Increase the heat and add the minced beef. Fry it until it has browned.
    3. Pour in the wine and boil until it has reduced in volume by about a third
    4. Reduce the temperature and stir in the tomatoes, chopped carrots and celery.
    5. Cover with a lid and simmer over a gentle heat for 60 to 90mins until it's rich and thickened, stirring occasionally.

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