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

Keywords for this recipe:PastaSpaghettiItalyGrinded meatRed wineTomatoes
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PreparationCookingStart to finish
19 min.1 hour1 hour 19 min.
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Step by step recipe


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 2 carrots and dice small.

Finely chop 2 onions.

Peel 4 cloves garlic.

Rinse 2 bayleaves, 2 sprigs thyme and 2 sprigs rosemary.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Spaghetti Bolognese : Photo of step #3
Pour 8 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 1 kg 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 1 litre red wine, 400 ml water, 2 beefs 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.
Keeping
A few days in the fridge, covered with food film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
5,014 Kcal or 20,993 Kj195 gr127 gr320 gr
251 %75 %12 %48 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
114 Kcal or 477 Kj4 gr3 gr7 gr
6 %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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 12 people : 24.66 €
  • Per person : 2.06 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
TomatoTomato: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Small ratatouille with , Mixed salad stack, Hamburgers, Mixed salad, Piedmont salad, ... All
Minced beefMinced beef: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Express chilli con carne, Italian style gratin, Chicano burger, Gratin Parmentier, Stuffed tomatoes and courgettes, ... All
Red wineRed wine: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Two-stage beef chuck , Pears in red wine with blackcurrant , Marchand de vin sauce, Oxtail Parmentier, Eggs meurette, ... All
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chicken pie, Seeded loaf, Cheese tart, Citrus crunch, Special small breads, ... All
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