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.
51,3043.8/5 for 28 ratings
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Last modified on: November 16th 2014

For 6 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
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.
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---and cook, stirring frequently (break up any large lumps).

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Then add the tomatoes and stir well.

Leave to cook for 5 minutes.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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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.
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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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,507 Kcal or 10,496 Kj97 gr63 gr160 gr
125 %37 %6 %24 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
105 Kcal or 440 Kj4 gr3 gr7 gr
5 %2 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
418 Kcal or 1,750 Kj16 gr11 gr27 gr
21 %6 %1 %4 %
% 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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This recipe uses (among others)
TomatoTomato: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chicken and Avocado Salad, Salade Niçoise, Green beans with tomatoes, Tomato meat balls, Prawn salad with a crunch, ... All
Red wineRed wine: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Aperitif rolls, Winemaker's toast, Marchand de vin sauce, Boeuf (beef) bourguignon, Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction, ... All
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