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Spaghetti Bolognese

By andyboo23 (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • 10 mins prep, 20 mins cook time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
You cannot beat a good Spag Bowl and with this simple recipe, you can create this classic dish from scratch and make it your own!


  • 500g of lean beef mince
  • 130g of pancetta cubes
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • Tomato puree (half a tube)
  • 4 cloves of garlic crushed or chopped
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • Olive oil (2 tbsp)
  • Balsamic vinegar (2 tbsp)
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • Pepper to season
  • Oregano (1 tsp)
  • Basil (1 tsp)
  • Thyme (1 tsp)
  • Spaghetti (3oz per person)

Serving Suggestions:

  • Grated mozzarella
  • Grated cheddar
  • Garlic bread or ciabatta


  • STEP 1
    Heat a large frying pan or wok with a tbsp of olive oil and add the finely chopped onions then cook until soft. Add the mince and pancetta and cook until the mince is brown.
  • STEP 2
    Add both tins of chopped tomatoes and stir thoroughly. Break up both stock cubes in your fingers and add these into the mix. Then, add the garlic to the pan along with the herbs, pepper, 1 tbsp olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Stir thoroughly.
  • STEP 3
    Squeeze half the tube of tomato puree into the pan and once again stir thoroughly. Leave to simmer for 15 minutes and stir occasionally.
  • STEP 4
    For the spaghetti, fill a pan 3 quarters full of water and add a tsp of salt. Once the water is boiling, add 3oz of spaghetti per person and cook for 10 minutes.
  • STEP 5
    Once everything is cooked, drain the spaghetti and divide between plates. Then, dish out the Bolognese and serve with some of the recommended serving options or without depending on preference.

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