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It’s all too easy to reach for a jar out the cupboard nowadays (I’m personally very guilty of this!) but it doesn’t give you the same satisfaction when you eat it, am I right? Sometimes the thought of making dinner from scratch can seem time consuming and overwhelming. Not with this super easy spaghetti bolognese recipe!
This delicious recipe is so SO simple to make, super quick and seriously tasty. It’s a perfect weeknight dinner recipe that can just as easily be used as an impressive dinner party main course too. (That’s why we put a cheeky sprig of parsley in the top isn’t it?!)
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Never made spaghetti bolognese from scratch before? Don’t panic! Here’s some top tips to help you along the way.
Here is what you will need to serve 2-3
First up, heat 1-2 tbsp of olive oil in your pan set over a medium heat.
When it’s nice and hot, add in the minced beef (250g | 8.8 oz) and immediately start to break it down with a wooden spatula (or similar).
When it looks a little like below – season it well with some salt. ( I prefer to use sea salt.)
Then keep breaking it up and cook until it’s completely browned all over.
Great job! Let’s drain out that fat and get the vegetables in.
If you haven’t already, prepare those vegetables. Either using a mini chopper or a sharp knife – finely chop the onion (1/2 peeled), garlic (2 cloves peeled) and carrot (1 peeled) then add them straight into the pan. If you need to, add a little more oil to stop anything from catching on the bottom.
Cook stirring often over a medium heat for 5 minutes until the veg starts to soften.
Then we need to add some flavour! Add in the balsamic vinegar (1 tbsp) and Worcestershire sauce (splash) and give it a good stir. Cook for a further 2 minutes.
Next we need to make that beautifully rich sauce. Add in the tomato puree (1 tbsp) then pour in the chopped tomatoes (1 x 400g | 14 oz tin) and the beef stock (250ml | 1 Cup). Give it all a good stir.
Have a quick taste – if it needs a little more salt then add some in. Now bring it up to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for around 15 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Be sure to stir it occasionally.
Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
And that’s it! Your kitchen should be smelling pretty darn good around about now so let’s tuck in… Divide the pasta and bolognese between 2-3 bowls and serve immediately scattered with a little chopped parsley if you’re feeling fancy.
I can’t think of a more commonly eaten dish in the Kitchen Mason household. Spaghetti bolognese is a FIRM favourite with my daughter and I can understand why! I hope you’re thrilled with the results of this easy spaghetti bolognese recipe and that it becomes a favourite in your house too.
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Intensely rich, totally tasty and made in 30 minutes. This is the easiest spaghetti bolognese recipe ever!
Heat oil in a pan over medium heat then add the minced beef. Separate the mince with a spatula then season with salt. Cook until browned and drain the fat from the pan.
Chop the onion, garlic cloves and carrot in a mini chopper until fine then add them to the pan. Add extra oil if needed. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
Add the balsamic & Worcestershire sauce and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and beef stock and stir well. Simmer for 15 minutes until thickened. Season to taste with salt. Meanwhile, cook the pasta as per the manufacturers instructions.
Serve immediately over cooked spaghetti and top with parsley.
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