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Spaghetti Bolognese

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Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 1 hour and 40 minutes

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More effort


Serves 4

This is a spaghetti Bolognese recipe.

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  • A small sprinkle cayenne pepper
  • A small sprinkle paprika
  • A few drops Tabasco
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 100ml red wine
  • 1 good tsp Italian herb seasonings
  • 1 heaped tsp dried oregano
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1tsp brown sugar
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • A good drizzle extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small cirio tomato purée
  • 1/4 bottle tomato Passata
  • 1/2-1 pack fresh cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 2 packs lean minced beef
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
  • A small handful fresh basil, finely chopped, plus more to serve
  • 1 small carrot, chopped into small circles
  • 1/3 stick celery, finely chopped (optional)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan.

  2. Add the finely chopped onion and the pressed garlic. Cook until onions are translucent and keep stirring.

  3. Add the carrot and celery (chopped) and cook together and mix.

  4. Add the bay leaf is using.

  5. Add the beef and grind together with the mix.

  6. Add all the tomato ingredients and the salt and pepper and mix well.

  7. Add the sugar, oregano, Italian herb seasoning, red wine, cayenne pepper, paprika and the Tabasco. Mix well. Cover with lid and cook for 30 minutes on medium-high heat.

  8. Chop the basil and add to the saucepan. Cover with lid and cook for 25 more minutes and mix occasionally.

  9. Finish it off in the oven for 25 minutes.

  10. Now cook some spaghetti (cooked for 2 minutes less than the packet says) in boiling water with 1/4tsp salt and a drop of olive oil. Strain the spaghetti. Toss with the Bolognese in the saucepan. Serve on a plate. Eat and enjoy!

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