Spaghetti Bolognaise |

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17 September 2012



Spaghetti Bolognaise


1fl oz. olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
2 carrots peeled and finely chopped
2 sticks of celery finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1lb. minced beef
3tsp. dry basil
1 small tin tomato paste
1 can chopped peeled tomatoes or tomato puree
16fl oz. beef stock
1lb. spaghetti
2oz. grated parmesan cheese
5 fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation Time


  • In the olive oil sauté the onions, celery and carrots until brown
  • Add the garlic and sauté for an additional minute
  • Add the mincemeat to the vegetables and brown lightly making sure that there are few or no red bits of meat remaining
  • To the meat mixture add the dry basil and stir it in
  • Add the canned tomato, tomato paste and beef stock and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat and add salt and pepper
  • Cover and simmer for 20 – 25minutes or until the sauce has reduced
  • While the sauce is simmering make the spaghetti following the recipe on the box
  • When the sauce is done mix it with the spaghetti and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Garnish with the basil leaves and serve.
Cooks Note

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 30 – 40 minutes; Serves 4

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