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Healthy spaghetti bolognese

  • Author: Pip Payne
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x


A tasty version of bolognese using both beef and pork- rich but fresh and simple



  • 2 onions (finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 stick celery (finely chopped)
  • 500 g extra lean beef mince (less than 5% fat)
  • 500 g lean pork mince (as lean as you can find)
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 2 carrots (very finely chopped)
  • 1 red wine stock pot (Substitute with 1 beef stock cube if you can’t get hold of this)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper ((to taste))
  • Spray oil


  1. Fry the onion, garlic and celery in spray oil for about 5 minutes, until softened.
  2. Add the beef and pork mince, and stir -fry (breaking up any clumps) until browned
  3. Add in the carrots, tinned tomatoes, stock pot, bay leaves and salt and pepper and simmer for 45 minutes, until the sauce is thick and rich.


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

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes