Pip’s best spaghetti bolognese

Pip’s best spaghetti bolognese

A rich and delicious bolognese which is super quick to throw together!

time

10 mins

pan

3 hours

fire

228 kcal

time

10 mins

pan

3 hours

fire

228 kcal

Pip’s best spaghetti bolognese

SERVES

6

DIFFICULTY

EASY

SERVES

6

Difficulty

EASY

I know this is about the 4th bolognese recipe I’ve posted up here, but it’s one of my favourite comfort foods so I make it a lot and tend to experiment!

This one’s a bit of a throwback to my childhood as I was SO fussy about eating vegetables that my Mum used to puree my bolognese sauce so I didn’t keep picking bits out! I still love having it like this, and since I was given my beautiful Cuisinart food processor (link) as a wedding present (Thankyou so much Barbie and Brian!) I have discovered how much time can be saved in hand chopping everything!

 

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Pip’s best spaghetti bolognese

Servings: 6
A rich and delicious bolognese which is super quick to throw together!
Syns: less than 1 per portion
Print Recipe
10 mins
3 hrs

Ingredients

  • 2 onions peeled and ends removed
  • 3 sticks celery end and stringy bits removed
  • 3 carrots ends removed and washed
  • 4 cloves garlic skins removed
  • 750 g lean beef mince
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 beef stock cube or stockpot
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar or sweetener
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 120c. Chuck all of the veg into a food processor and blend until chopped small.
  • Heat a non-stick, large pan (one with a lid) with low calorie cooking spray and throw in the veg. Fry gently, stirring every now and again for about 5 minutes.
  • Pop your beef mince into the food processor and pulse to chop the meat up a bit more finely
  • Spray a fryng pan with frylight and fry the beef mince on a high heat until browned, breaking up any clumps.
  • After the veg have cooked for 5 mins, add the the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, stock cube, soy sauce, sugar/sweetener, oregano and salt and pepper.
  • Bring up to a fast simmer and add in the mince. Stir well, pop on the lid and place in the oven for about 3 hours. (check after 2 hours to stir)
  • Serve with spaghetti and loads of parsley sprinkled over the top.

Notes

I whizz up the ingredients in the food processor as my kids like it much more without the 'bits' in. Of course you can just finely chop the vegetables and add the mince as it is. I have chosen to slow cook this as I think it tastes better, however if you don't have time, just leave it simmering on the hob, uncovered for about 40 minutes and it should still be delicious.
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