Spaghetti bolognese sauce

Spaghetti bolognese sauce

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About this recipe: After experimenting in the kitchen, this is my resulting delicious bolognese sauce. It's an absolute must for pasta lovers. Serve on a bed of freshly cooked spaghetti and sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese.


Serves: 8 

  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 1 stick of celery, washed and sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded and cubed
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cubed
  • 6 bacon rashers, cubed
  • 200 ml beef stock
  • 100ml red wine
  • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 400g tin of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • 500g lean minced beef
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy pot and add the garlic, onion and the vegetables, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the bacon and fry for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add the red wine, stock, tomato puree and can of tomatoes; stir in well and simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. While the sauce is simmering fry the mince in a large frying pan until well cooked.
  4. When the sauce is cooked, turn off the heat and add the fresh basil then blend the sauce with a hand bender until it is smooth.
  5. Pour over the cooked mince and mix thoroughly.

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