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spaghetti bolognese

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Serves 4

A nice fruity twist on a traditional favourite!

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  • 800/1000grams of lean beef mince (the best you can get)
  • 4 rashers of smoked bacon (the best you can get)
  • 800g of chopped tomatoes (2 400g tins)
  • 1litre of passatta
  • 1 glass of red wine
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed/chopped
  • 2 celery sticks thinly chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped then diced
  • 1tbsp of olive oil
  • 50-100g tomato puree
  • serving of spaghetti to suit
  • ground black pepper and salt to taste
  • small amount of mixed herbs
  • cheese of your own choice


    1. heat 1tbsp of olive oil in large pot,brown off 800/1000g of lean beef mince,season with black pepper and salt,add a glass of red wine and simmer off.
    2. add the chopped onion,bacon and garlic to brown off.
    3. add the chopped tomatoes and stir in,add the passata and stir in well.leave to simmer for 10 mins before adding 50-100g of tomato puree.
    4. leave to simmer for a further 50mins to leave mince and bacon nice and tender.
    5. boil spaghetti or pasta of choice as desired,place on plate/in pasta bowl and serve bolgnese on top,grate desired cheese on top and serve.

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