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Spaghetti Bolognese

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Spaghetti Bolognese recipe
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

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Woman's Weekly recipe If you're looking for a classic spaghetti Bolognese recipe then you've come to the right place. A homemade Bolognese sauce and tender chunks of beef makes this dish a family favourite. Ditching the jar of readymade sauce will be the best decision you ever make. This traditional tomato based sauce is flavoured with garlic, oregano and a hint of Worcestershire sauce. This recipe has also been triple tested in the Woman's Weekly kitchen so you know it's going to be a hit!

Ingredients

For the Bolognese sauce:
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 500g lean minced beef
  • 90g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1tsp dried oregano or mixed herbs
  • 400g can tomatoes or chopped tomatoes
  • 300ml hot beef stock
  • 1tbsp tomato ketchup or purée
  • 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and ground black pepper
To serve:
  • 350g spaghetti
  • Freshly grated Parmesan

Nutritional information

Each portion contains:

  • Calories640
    32%
  • Fat23.0g
    33%
  • Saturates7.0g
    35%

of an adult's guideline daily amount

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This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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If you want to try something different you could swap the beef mince for pork, turkey or even Quorn mince.

Method

  1. Put the onion and oil in a large pan and fry over a fairly high heat for 3-4 mins. Add the garlic and mince and fry until they both brown. Add the mushrooms and herbs, and cook for another couple of mins.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, beef stock, tomato ketchup or purée, Worcestershire sauce and seasoning. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling, salted water, according to packet instructions. Drain well, run hot water through it, put it back in the pan and add a dash of olive oil, if you like, then stir in the meat sauce. Serve in hot bowls and hand round Parmesan cheese, for sprinkling on top.

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