The Best Spaghetti Bolognese (Family Approved)
'There's a few secrets to creating the Best Spaghetti Bolognese recipe and here I'll show you exactly what they are! A delicious and easy bolognese that you're family are going to fall in love with.'
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 6 people
- 1.1lbs / 500g Dried Spaghetti
- 2.2lbs / 1kg Beef Mince
- 4 Rashers of Streaky Bacon, chopped
- 1 can (14oz/400g) Chopped Tomatoes
- 3 cups / 750ml Tomato Passata
- 1 cup / 250ml Red Wine
- 1 Large White Onion finely chopped
- 3/4 cup / 75g Sundried Tomatoes finely chopped
- 3 cloves of Garlic minced
- 1 Handful of Fresh Basil torn, plus extra for garnish (whole)
- 1 heaped tsp Dried Rosemary
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp Sugar, or more as necassary
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Grated Parmesan to top
- Olive Oil for frying
Heat up some oil in a large saucepan and fry up your Bacon until it begins to brown. Add the Onion and Sundried Tomatoes and fry for a few more minutes until softened, then add your Garlic and cook for a further minute or so. Add in your Mince and break up with a wooden spoon whilst cooking, stir until crumbled and brown all the way through. Season with a pinch of Salt & Pepper.
It's time to add your Red Wine, stir it in and reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes, allowing the mince to soak up some of that goodness. After, stir in your Tomato Passata and Chopped Tomatoes. Add in your Basil, Rosemary, Worcestershire Sauce, Sugar, Salt & Pepper (to taste) and give it a good stir. Keep it on low-medium heat and allow to simmer for good 45-60mins or until the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.
Whilst this is on the go, stick your Spaghetti in some salted water and cook accordingly.
Drain and serve Spaghetti, topped with Bolognese, topped with sprinkled Parmesan & Basil. Oh and a train of Garlic Bread...
a) Just double check you're using Tomato Passata and not Tomato Paste/puree. Tomato paste/puree is a heck of a lot more concentrated.
b) These gorgeous photos were taken by the incredibly talented Dani Knox Photography!
c) Calories based on a division of 6 using 1 tbsp olive oil, 90% lean beef and 1/2 cup of parmesan.
Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.3g | Protein: 44.6g | Fat: 26.7g | Saturated Fat: 7.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.8g | Trans Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 627mg | Potassium: 1180mg | Fiber: 6.8g | Sugar: 8.2g | Vitamin A: 2600IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 6.1mg