Discover our easy and delicious Spaghetti Bolognese recipe. This classic dish is rich and ripe in flavor and perfect to cook a little more for another night. Therefore, it became one of the household favorites. With a slow-cooked sauce and simple ingredients, it’s a satisfying meal to enjoy anytime. Try it tonight!
⏲Prep time: 25 minutes
⏳Cook time: minimum 3 hours
400 grams of spaghetti
500 grams of minced meat
3 stalks of celery
1 large carrot
2 cloves of garlic
5 tomatoes (about 500 grams)
1 beef stock cube
Optional: 140 grams of tomato puree
How to make it?
- Chop and Prepare: Begin by chopping the vegetables. Place both a wok pan and a stewpan on the stove. While you’re at it, preheat your oven to a gentle 110 degrees Celsius (230 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Bake the Vegetables: Heat the wok pan with a dash of olive oil over high heat. Divide your chopped vegetables into portions so you can start with a combination of onions, garlic, and carrots. Bake them until they turn golden brown.
- Add it to the stew pan: Transfer your baked vegetables to the stewpan placed over low heat. Add a bit more olive oil to the stewpan to prevent sticking. Subsequently, repeat this process with the remaining vegetables and finally, the ground meat.
- Enhance with Stock and Tomato Puree: Once all the ingredients are in the stewpan, introduce the cube of stock for a depth of flavor. If you want to use tomato puree, this is the perfect time to add it. A dash of water or milk can be included if using tomato puree. We highly recommend trying the tomato puree for its beautiful red tone and lovely taste as a nice variation on the basic form of this stew.
- Slow-Bake the Magic: Place the stewpan into your preheated oven and let it work its magic for at least 3 hours. This slow-cooking process will meld the flavors into a rich and savory sauce.
- Cook the Spaghetti: about 10 minutes before the sauce is done, it’s time to prepare your spaghetti. Follow the instructions on the package, but here’s a little tip: Cooking the pasta with a cube of stock in the water adds an extra layer of flavor. Usually, the cooking time is around 11 minutes. If you use fresh/homemade pasta, on the other hand, it’s around 4 minutes.
- Final Touch: After your Bolognese sauce is nearly finished, you can take it out of the oven and give it a stir. After that, it’s time to plate up. Dish out the pasta, generously scoop sauce over it, and if you like, sprinkle some grated cheese on top for that perfect finishing touch. Alternatively, if you like the Italian way: First mix the pasta with the sauce and then plate up.
- Enjoy: There you have it, a steaming plate of homemade Spaghetti Bolognese that’s worth every bit of effort. Dive in and enjoy your culinary masterpiece!
This delightful Pasta Bolognese recipe promises to satisfy your cravings and become a beloved addition to your cooking repertoire.