Homemade spaghetti bolognese

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Serves: 4

By Epilepticmummy



  • - salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree

  • 750g lean beef mince

  • 1-3 cloves of garlic .peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 large onion peeled and chopped

  • - spaghetti

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 300ml beef stock

  • 60ml red wine

  • 1 tsp dried marjoram

  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes


  1. Add the oil to quite a large pan and heat it on a fairly high heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion to the pan and leave for about 3 minutes or until it starts to go translucent.
  3. Add the chopped garlic and minced beef and let them fry until they brown, breaking the beef with the back of your cooking utensil.
  4. Add the herbs and red wine and leave to cook for about 2 minutes.
  5. Next up, add the beef stock, puree and tomatoes and give it a generous stir.
  6. Season with oregano, marjoram and salt and pepper until you get the desired taste.
  7. Bring to the boil then cover and turn down the heat.
  8. Leave it to simmer in the pan for 30 minutes occasionally stirring and topping up the seasoning if required.
  9. Now the bolognese doesn't require so much of your attention it's time to cook the spaghetti.
  10. Boil a large pan of salted water.
  11. place the spaghetti in the pan and leave it to cook for the time stated on the packet.
  12. Once cooked, drain the water run lukewarm water through the spaghetti drain again and plate up.
  13. By now your bolognese should be done to perfection. Remove from the heat and serve over the top of your spaghetti.
  14. Serve straight away.

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