Spaghetti Bolognese

2.8/5 rating (53 votes)
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 1 hour is best
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Spaghetti Bolognese


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion peeled and very finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and very finely chopped
  • 2 small sticks of celery, very finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 450g lean minced steak
  • 1 tbspn tomato puree
  • 2 tbspn flour
  • 2 large glasses red wine no doubt you will have plenty of that knocking about
  • 300mls Passata
  • pinch dried oregano
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 300mls approx, strong beef stock

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  • Heat the olive oil and add the onions, celery, carrot, garlic and oregano and cook for 3 minutes to soften.
  • Add the mince and bay leaf and break up with a wooden spoon cook for about 6-7 minutes.
  • Add the flour to soak up the juices.
  • Add the tomato paste, passata, wine and salt and pepper and cook over a low heat for a few minutes.
  • Finally add the stock and bring to a very slow simmer, then cook for 1 hour very slowly.
  • Re season and add a touch of milk serve with spaghetti that is just cooked.