Recipe: Episode 1 - Spaghetti Bolognaise

22 October 2014
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What you need

500g minced beef

1 carrot

1 small onion

1 stick celery

1 garlic clove

1 bay leaf

75g pancetta cubes or a couple of slices of bacon will do if you can’t get pancetta

150ml white/red wine (it’s up to you)

2tbsp tomato puree

1 400g tin chopped tomatoes

Olive oil

Sea salt

50g butter

100ml Knorr beef stock



What to do:

Heat 3tbsp olive oil and your butter and add your pancetta! Cook for 3-5 mins until golden…

Chop your veg as small as you can!

Add your onions, celery, and carrots…

Add your garlic and bay leaf and cook over a low heat for about 15 mins…

Add your meat and cook until browned make sure you break up your meat with your spoon so you have no lumps…

Season your meat at this stage…

Add your wine, turn up heat and cook for 3-5 mins to burn off alcohol…

Add your puree, tomatoes and Knorr beef stock…

Leave to simmer over a low heat for about an hour. If you can leave it longer do but I know most people are under pressure for time…

If the sauce is drying out just add some water…

Cook until nice and thick

Check seasoning and adjust accordingly…