Authentic Italian style spaghetti bolognese

Authentic Italian style spaghetti bolognese

A tasty version of bolognese- rich but fresh and simple

time

10 mins

pan

50 mins

fire

266 kcal

time

10 mins

pan

50 mins

fire

266 kcal

Authentic Italian style spaghetti bolognese

SERVES

8

DIFFICULTY

EASY

SERVES

8

Difficulty

EASY

You may be able to tell from the number of bolognese recipes on this blog how much I love it! Often I make a really rich sauce with all sorts of very non-Italian ingredients added!

I was sent some premium tinned tomatoes by Cirio, and thought I would try to use these to take my bolognese back to basics and make a really tasty Italian style version.

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Authentic Italian style spaghetti bolognese

Servings: 8
A tasty version of bolognese- rich but fresh and simple
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Print Recipe
10 mins
50 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 packet of lean bacon lardons I get mine from Asda, but you can just chop up bacon rashers with fat removed
  • 1 kg mince- I used 500g of lean beef and 500g lean pork but you can just use beef
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes in this batch I used 1 tin Cirio chopped tomatoes, and 1 tin of Cirio baby plum tomatoes
  • 1 stick celery finely chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 1 red wine stock pot This is from Tesco's- you can substitute with 1 beef stock cube if you can't get this
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • Low calorie cooking spray

Instructions

  • Fry the onion, garlic and celery in low calorie cooking spray for about 5 minutes, and then add the bacon. Fry for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the mince, and stir fry (breaking up) until browned
  • Add in the carrots, tinned tomatoes, stock pot, bay leave and salt and pepper and simmer for 45 minutes, until the sauce is thick and rich.

Notes

Perfect served with spaghetti and an italian style salad, or a mixture of courgetti and spaghetti!
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