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! This classic Spaghetti Bolognese recipe serves 4 people and takes approximately 50 mins to make. If you have any leftovers, pop into a Tupperware or airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. You could also freeze leftovers, just make sure you defrost thoroughly before reheating.
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
Freshly grated Parmesan
If you want to try something different you could swap the beef mince for pork, turkey or even Quorn mince.
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.
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.
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.
Nutritional information per portion
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.