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: September 29th 2022

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Spaghetti Bolognese
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
Peel 13 carrot and dice small.

Finely chop 13 onion.

Peel 1 garlic clove.

Rinse 13 bayleaf, 13 sprig thyme and 13 sprig rosemary.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Spaghetti Bolognese
Pour 1 tablespoon 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
Add 167 g minced beef...

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Spaghetti Bolognese
---and cook, stirring frequently (break up any large lumps).

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

Leave to cook for 5 minutes.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Spaghetti Bolognese
Add 167 ml red wine, 67 ml water, 13 beef stock cube and stir well.

Turn the heat down to low.

Stage 8 - 40 min.
Spaghetti Bolognese
Leave to cook uncovered until the sauce is reduced by 3/4.

Remove and discard the bayleaf, thyme and rosemary.

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

Stage 10
Spaghetti Bolognese
...mix with the sauce and serve immediately.
Remarks
If fresh tomatoes are not in season, use whole tinned ones.
Keeping
A few days in the fridge, covered with food film.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
792 Kcal or 3,316 Kj32 gr21 gr48 gr
40 %12 %2 %7 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
100 Kcal or 419 Kj4 gr3 gr6 gr
5 %2 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
396 Kcal or 1,658 Kj16 gr11 gr24 gr
20 %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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 people : 4.10 €
  • Per person : 2.05 €

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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: Vegetable tian, Hot tomato sauce, Tahitian salad, Mixed salad, Little vegetable omelettes, ... All
Red wineRed wine: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Mushroom bourguignon, Upside-down Parmentier, Aperitif rolls, Marchand de vin sauce, Oxtail Parmentier, ... All
Minced beefMinced beef: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Meatballs, Gisèle's Pasties, Moussaka, Chicano burger, Enchiladas, ... All
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Provençal braised carrots, Toffee apple upside-down cake, Peanut rolls, Grapefruit cake, Chocolate eclairs, ... All
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