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Spaghetti Bolognese recipe | GoodTo

  • Serves: 4

A classic spaghetti Bolognese recipe with homemade Bolognese sauce and tender beef. Ready in 50 minutes this spag Bol is the ideal midweek dinner for four

    How to


    Put the onion and oil in a large pan and fry over fairly high heat for 3-4 mins. Add the garlic and mince and fry until they are 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.  


    2 medium onions, peeled and chopped

    1tbsp olive oil

    1 garlic clove, 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

    350g spaghetti

    freshly grated Parmesan, to sprinkle