Spaghetti Bolognese

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #1
    Rinse the tomatoes and cut out the hard bit around the stalk, then cut into chunks.

    If you have the time, you can also peel them.
  2. 10 min.Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #2
    Peel 1 carrot and dice small.

    Finely chop 1 onion.

    Peel 2 cloves garlic.

    Rinse 1 bayleaf, 1 sprig thyme and 1 sprig rosemary.
  3. 2 min.Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #3
    Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a large saucepan on medium heat.

    When hot, add the onions, carrot, herbs and garlic.

    Salt and pepper, then cook for 2 minutes without colouring.
  4. 1 min.Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #4
    Add 500 g minced beef...
  5. 5 min.Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #5
    ---and cook, stirring frequently (break up any large lumps).
  6. 5 min.Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #6
    Then add the tomatoes and stir well.

    Leave to cook for 5 minutes.
  7. 3 min.Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #7
    Add 500 ml red wine, 200 ml water, 1 beef stock cube and stir well.

    Turn the heat down to low.
  8. 40 min.Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #8
    Leave to cook uncovered until the sauce is reduced by 3/4.

    Remove and discard the bayleaf, thyme and rosemary.
  9. 8 min.
    Cook the spaghetti...
  10. Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #10
    ...mix with the sauce and serve immediately.

Remarks:

If fresh tomatoes are not in season, use whole tinned ones.

Source:

Home made.

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