Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Spaghetti Bolognese

No matter how simple the ingredients you use are, a great bolognese sauce that is cooked right always taste great. This is one of the easiest and cheapest meals to make and it tastes wonderful; so comforting. That's to be expected because Carbohydrates make tryptophan more available to the brain.This classic dish is ready in less than an hour and makes a lovely comfort meal. 
Preparation: 10 minutes                                                        Cooking: 37 minutes

What you need:
  • 200g beef mince
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 250g dried spaghetti
  • salt and pepper
  • chilli powder
  • olive oil
Method:



  • Heat saucepan over medium heat and add tablespoon of olive oil.
  • When hot, add the mince and a pinch of salt, chilli powder and pepper. Cook mince until brown  Transfer mince to bowl and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to saucepan and set to medium heat. Add onions and a pinch of salt, fry gently for 5 minutes. 
  • Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Pour mince back into the saucepan.
  • Add tomatoes to the pan and stir well to mix. Pour in the stock, bring to a simmer and then reduce the temperature to simmer gently for 25 minutes, or until sauce is thick and rich. 
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  • To cook the spaghetti, heat a pot of water and add a pinch of salt. Cook according to packet instructions. Once the spaghetti is cooked through, drain.
  • Serve and enjoy!

  • The perfect winter warmer!
    Nokhuthula xo 
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