Homemade Spaghetti Bolognese.

spaghetti bolognese

This recipe fills 4 hungry stomachs and is ready in less than an hour!


  • 1 Large Onion, peeled and chopped.
  • 1 Tbsp of Sunflower oil.
  • 1-3 garlic cloves (depending on whether you want a nice garlic taste or you only want to spice up the flavour) peeled and finely chopped.
  • 750g of lean minced beef.
  • 1tsp of dried oregano.
  • 1tsp of dried marjoram.
  • 400g of tinned chopped tomatoes.
  • 300ml of hot beef stock.
  • 1tbsp of tomato puree.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spaghetti.
  • Half a glass of red wine (To cook with!)




  • Peel and chop your onion and garlic
  • Mix the stock cube into freshly boiled water and leave until you need it.



  1. Add the oil to quite a large pan and heat it on a fairly high heat.
  2. Add the chopped Onion to the pan and leave to fry for about 3 minutes or until it starts to go translucent.
  3. Add the chopped garlic and minced beef and let them fry until they brown, breaking the beef with the back of your cooking utensil.
  4. Add the herbs and red wine and leave to cook for about 2 minutes.
  5. next up, add the beef stock, puree and tomatoes and give it a generous stir.
  6. season with salt and pepper until you get the desired taste.
  7. bring to the boil then cover and turn down the heat.
  8.  Leave it to simmer in the pan for 30 minutes occasionally stirring and topping up the seasoning if required.
  9. Now the bolognese doesn’t require so much of your attention its time to cook the spaghetti!
  10. Boil a large pan of salted water.
  11. Leave the spaghetti to cook for the time stated on the packet as every type varies.
  12. Once cooked, drain the water run lukewarm water through the spaghetti drain again and plate up.
  13. By now your bolognese should be done to perfection remove from the heat and serve over the top of your spaghetti.
  14. serve straight away, leave it to cool if ts for youngsters obviously.


It got the thumbs up from my unbelievably fussy daughter, so there you have it, a cheap weekday meal for all you busy mothers out there.



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