Pip’s favourite spaghetti bolognese recipe

Pip’s favourite spaghetti bolognese recipe

A richly delicious bolognese recipe which is super quick to throw together and tastes amazing every time!

time

10 mins

pan

3 hours

fire

229 kcal

time

10 mins

pan

3 hours

fire

229 kcal

Pip’s-favourite-spaghetti-bolognese-recipe

SERVES

6

DIFFICULTY

EASY

SERVES

6

Difficulty

EASY

I have posted a lot of bolognese recipes since I started this blog- but I love experimenting to find that magical formula for a really good brew! This is the recipe that I think gives the best all round results every time- it’s certainly not a traditional Italian recipe, but I think that the little twists really work to create a rich and tasty bolognese. I always love a dark looking sauce and this one gives you that too.

For a more traditional and simple recipe have a look at my Italian style bolognese 

Find my other versions here!

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Pip’s favourite spaghetti bolognese recipe

Servings: 6
A richly delicious bolognese recipe which is super quick to throw together and tastes amazing every time!
Syns: 0.5 per portion
Print Recipe
10 mins
3 hrs

Ingredients

  • 2 onions peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 sticks celery end and stringy bits removed and finely chopped
  • 3 carrots grated
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 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 tbsp honey sugar or sweetener
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • fresh basil to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 120c
  • 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.
  • Fry the beef mince seperately 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, honey, oregano and salt and pepper
  • Bring up to a fast simmer and add in the browned 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, torn fresh basil and parmesan

Notes

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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