Spaghetti Bolognaise

Spaghetti Bolognaise to die for

spaghetti bollognaise


A golden oldie, spaghetti bolognaise remains one of many Australian’s and South Africans favourite comfort food.

0:10 Prep  1:10 Cook  4 Servings

Ingredients you will need

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 20g butter
  • 2 brown onions, halved, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 500g beef mince
  • 145g (1/2 cup) tomato paste
  • 250ml (1 cup) dry red wine
  • 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh continental parsley, loosely packed, coarsely chopped
  • 375g dried thin spaghetti
  • 80g parmesan, to serve

Method – 4 easy steps

Step 1 – Heat oil and butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until onion softens.

Add the mince and cook for 5 minutes while stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, or until the mince changes colour.

Step 2 –Add the tomato paste, wine, tomato, oregano and bay leaves, and bring to the boil.

Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until sauce thickens.

Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Stir in the parsley.

Step 3 – Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions until al dente and then drain.

Step 4 – Divide the spaghetti among bowls and spoon over your tasty bolognaise sauce.

Finally grate over the parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

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