A simple classic bolognese sauce made with mince beef, pancetta, carrots and mushrooms, gently simmered in tomato sauce flavoured with bay leaves, oregano, red wine and Worcester sauce
Our bolognese is made from onions, celery, garlic and pancetta lightly fried,. Then sliced mushrooms are added to the pan and cooked till caramelised and brown. Grated carrot and mince are added to the pan and cooked till coloured. The tinned tomatoes are added to complete the sauce's main ingredients. The bolognese is flavoured with bay leaves, oregano, red wine, and Worcester sauce and then simmered till the meat is tender
While the bolognese sauce is cooking cook the spaghetti and then place the spaghetti in a serving bowl and top with the bolognese, serve with buttery garlic bread.
Yes, this sauce freezes perfectly, once the sauce is cooked, place the sauce in a freezer-proof dish and allow it to cool fully before freezing. Remove from the freezer and allow to defrost, reheat till piping hot.
This simple dish is perfect for the whole family, it is cheap to make so perfect if you are on a budget. It's the ideal recipe for the Autumn, Spring, or Winter as it is packed with delicious carbs great when you come in from the cold, cook double and freeze so you have a quick cook dinner perfect for those busy days.
In this recipe, we serve this delicious spag bol sauce with al dente spaghetti, but if you fancy something different for dinner use the sauce to make
If you have some leftover bolognese and you want to use it up why not try
beef - minced beef is the ideal cut of beef for bolognese, for extra flavour you can add minced pork or pancetta or bacon
vegetables - vegetables add delicious flavour and texture to the sauce, we use carrots, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes
Herbs - the bolognese herbs for us are bay leaves and oregano
Other flavours -
Wine - bolognese needs wine and our preference is chianti or other similar red wines
Pasta - Any pasta goes well with this sauce, spaghetti, penne or tagliatelle
Beef and tomatoes are the perfect combination, add the flavours of Italy to this combo and you have a delicious dish. What makes our spag bol extra special is the addition of Worcester sauce and chianti wine taking the flavours to that extra level.
Bolognese sauce originates from Italy, it is a slow-cooked sauce with a soffrito base of onions, celery and carrots. The sauce is traditionally made from a mixture of meats usually beef and pork and with the addition of tomatoes, milk or wine.