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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:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
19 min.1 hour1 hour 19 min.
Keeping:
A few days in the fridge, covered with food film.
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Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #4
Add 500 g minced beef...

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #5
---and cook, stirring frequently (break up any large lumps).

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #6
Then add the tomatoes and stir well.

Leave to cook for 5 minutes.

Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 9 - 8 min.
Cook the spaghetti...

Stage 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

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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