classic Italian bolognese

classic italian bolognese

ingredients (serves 4)

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic

500g beef mince

2tbls origano

2tbls basil

2 bayleaf

400g chopped tomatos

300ml beef stock

1tbls tomato puree

300g spagetti

100ml red wine

sprinkle of parmesan (to serve)

served nicely with garlic bread


1.Start by frying off your chopped onion and garlic adding the garlic mid way through then once golden and soft add in your minced beef and cook until the meat is brown and caromilized pouring out any liquid that comes out the beef to help it caromalize

2.Add in your tomato puree and fry off for 2 minutes then add in your red wine to deglaze the pan

3. Take your chopped tomato and blitz up slightly add it into your pan with your beef stock,origano,basil and bay leaf bring to a boil then simmer for a minimum of 45 minutes stiring regularly

4.Cook your spaghetti in boiling water with a pinch of salt (cook based on instructions on packet) drain the water when al dente (firm to the bite) add a knob of butter into the paster to stop it sticking

5. once paster has reduced season to taste adding 1-2 tbls of sugar take out the acidity of the tomatos

6. plate up and add a sprinkling of parmesan and curly parsley to serve