Today I am sharing with you one of our family favourites.
This recipe for spaghetti bolognese is our variation on the classic recipe. It is certainly a go-to for a rich and satisfying weeknight dinner.
This one pot spag bol has simple ingredients, without skimping on taste, here you get your meat and veg plus a fruit all in one meal.
Everyone I know that has tried this love it, including the children and it only takes 35 minutes from start to finish.
3 Large Carrots
2 Large Zuchini
1 Large Brown Onion
5 Medium Flat Mushrooms
2 Tbsp Crushed garlic
2 Tbsp Canola Oil
1 kg Beef Mince
1 tsp Dried Italian Herbs
2 500 gram Jars Passata Sauce
2 425 gram Tins Crushed Tomato
Bolognese Sauce Directions
- grate carrots and zuchini.
- Chop onion and mushrooms.
- Heat oil in a large stock pot.
When hot add onion and saute over low-medium heat until onion begins to turn clear but does not burn/brown.
- Add garlic to pot and saute until aromatic.
- Add carrot and mushrooms and saute for several minutes until mushrooms are tender but not soft.
- Turn heat up to medium-high and add mince to pot, and stir through with a fork until mince begins to brown and any lumps are broken up.
- Add Italian herbs and a decent pinch of both salt and pepper and stir through thoroughly.
- Add ½ tin of chopped tomatoes at a time, stirring and simmering for 4-5 minutes before adding more.
- Add passata sauce and simmer with the lid on over low-medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove lid and simmer uncovered for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- If sauce becomes to thick simply stir in a little water.
Cooking the Spaghetti
- Bring large saucepan water to the boil and add ½ tsp salt.
- Add spaghetti and cook until al dente.
- Using tongs mound a layer of spaghetti on the plate.
- Spoon bolognese sauce over spaghetti,
- Sprinkle grated Parmesan Cheese over the top.
What To Eat With Spaghetti Bolognese
- Serve with a side salad of greens tossed with some balsamic and a nice piece of french bread!
- This pancake style micowave bread is a winner, have it buttered as a side.
- Buttered cheese scones always go well with this dish.
- Garlic bread always pairs well with spag bol.
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Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 585Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 114mgSodium 945mgCarbohydrates 41gFibre 6gSugar 14gProtein 42g