Spaghetti Bolognese

This is always a winner. The longer you simmer the sauce for, the nicer it will taste.

Essential ingredients

  • 200g mince
  • 250g pasta
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • Water
  • A little oil

Optional ingredients

  • 1 carrot - finely chopped
  • 1 onion - chopped
  • A few mushrooms - chopped
  • A dollop of tomato ketchup or puree
  • Herbs
  • Salt and pepper


Cook the pasta, drain it and put it aside. Heat some oil in the pan then add the mince, frying for 5-10 minutes until it's browned. Add the carrot, onion and mushrooms and fry for a few more minutes. Make sure the mince is thoroughly cooked - fry for a bit longer if you're not sure. Add the tomatoes, herbs, ketchup and about ½ cup of water. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until it's really thick and lovely. Add the cooked pasta and heat through. Season and serve.

To make a CHILLI - Make the bolognese recipe, adding ½ tsp chilli powder, a drained can of red kidney beans and a chopped red pepper (optional). Serve with cooked rice instead of pasta.

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