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Quick Spaghetti Bolognaise

Quick Spaghetti Bolognaise

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Quick Spaghetti Bolognaise
17th July, 2017

Whilst this quick Spaghetti Bolognaise isn't traditional; it's far simpler to follow, quick to cook and still tastes great

It does involve red wine but this can be optional. If you skip the red wine then just add some more beef stock


  • 400g lean beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 50 mls red wine
  • 250mls beef stock
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • Salt and Black Pepper to season


    In a large pan, add the oil and warm over a medium heat before adding the butter. Add the carrot and onion first and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Then add the garlic and cook for a further minute

    Add the beef mince and lightly brown all over; this should take about 5 minutes

    Now add the tomato puree and sugar. The sugar is there to reduce the acidity. Cook the puree and veg/meat mix for a few minutes

    Add the red wine (if not using red wine; ignore) and cook for a minute or two to get rid of the alcohol. Then add in the beef stock (plus the extra 50mls if you skipped red wine), the tinned tomatoes and oregano and bring to the boil before dropping back to a simmer

    Keep the sauce going at a simmer for 45 minutes as it should be thick. If it needs longer, leave it simmering for a while

    You can cool this down and keep it in the fridge or freezer. Just remember to defrost before starting to reheat and reheat thoroughly