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Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti "bolognese" (after the town of Bologna, Italiy) is a well-known dish, but so often amounts to nothing more than pasta topped with minced meat in a plain tomato sauce.

Here is a more traditional version, in which the sauce is made with tomatoes, herbs, red wine and - of course - meat.

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Last modified on: November 16th 2014

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
19 min.1 hour1 hour 19 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge, covered with food film.
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Step by step recipe

1 Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #1Rinse 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.
5 min.
2 Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #2Peel 1 carrot and dice small.

Finely chop 1 onion.

Peel 2 cloves garlic.

Rinse 1 bayleaf, 1 sprig thyme and 1 sprig rosemary.
10 min.
3 Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #3Pour 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.
2 min.
4 Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #4Add 500 g minced beef... 1 min.
5 Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #5---and cook, stirring frequently (break up any large lumps). 5 min.
6 Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #6Then add the tomatoes and stir well.

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

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

Remove and discard the bayleaf, thyme and rosemary.
40 min.
9 Cook the spaghetti... 8 min.
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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
250797 gr63 gr160 gr
125 %37 %6 %24 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1054 gr3 gr7 gr
5 %2 %<1 %1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
41716 gr10 gr26 gr
21 %6 %1 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 12.33 €
Per person : 2.06 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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