Quick Spaghetti Bolognaise

Spaghetti Bolognaise is a staple in our household. It may not be the most traditional bolognaise recipe but it is quick, easy and satisfying. It’s also a super flexible recipe where you can add whatever flavours you like, and sneak in some veggies.

This recipe is so easy. Cook the onions and garlic until the onions go soft.

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Add the mince and cook until mostly brown. If you’re adding veggies (we didn’t this time) put them in now and cook until slightly soft.

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Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, and herbs.

DSC_0040.jpgTurn the heat down to a simmer, put the lid on and leave to thicken for ten to fifteen minutes checking it occasionally to see if you’re happy with the consistency. While it simmers make some pasta. It doesn’t matter what kind, but we tend to use some kind of noodle. When you’re happy with the sauce pour it over the pasta and top with some grated cheese (parmesan or cheddar is yummy).

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 500g lean mince (if you can get it, if not don’t worry)
  • 1 400g can of diced tomatoes
  • 150g of tomato paste
  • 3 tsp rosemary
  • 3 tsp sage
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 1-2 tbsp of fresh basil
  • approx 3 cups of pasta (1 per person)
    Optional: 1/2 cup grated carrot, 1/2 cup grated zucchini, 1/2 cup of finely diced capsicum, couple handfuls of shredded spinach

Method

  1. Cook the onions and garlic until the onions go soft.
  2. Add the mince and cook until mostly brown. If you’re adding veggies (we didn’t this time) put them in now and cook until slightly soft.
  3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, and herbs.
  4. Turn the heat down to a simmer, put the lid on and leave to thicken for ten to fifteen minutes checking it occasionally to see if you’re happy with the consistency.
  5. While the sauce simmers make some pasta. When you’re happy with the sauce pour it over the pasta and top with some grated cheese (parmesan or cheddar is yummy).

 

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