Monday, 15 July 2013

Uni Cuisine - Spaghetti bolognese

Here's a simple recipe for bolognese sauce that I think everyone needs to know. Not everything in this recipe is essential and some stuff can be substituted or left out completely, make sure the recipe is something you really like. This recipe either serves two people or you can freeze half of it to eat another day!


  • 250g beef mince
  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 4 mushrooms
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • dried herbs
  • salt and pepper 
  • tomato purée 


1. Chop up half an onion and one clove of garlic. Add oil to a saucepan and wait for it to heat. Once it's hot add the onion and garlic and start to brown them
2. Chop up the bacon into small pieces and add to the pan 
3. Once the bacon is almost cooked add the mince. But before you add it make sure you break it up before it goes in the pan or it will all clump. Stir everything until all of the mince has gone brown
4. Add the chopped celery and mushrooms and stir until the mushrooms change colour
5. If you really want to impress and have some red wine in your kitchen at this point you can add a splash of it to add some flavour to the sauce
6. Add the tin of chopped tomatoes and stir them in
7. Add salt and pepper and some dry mixed herbs for flavour. Taste the sauce and keep adding these ingredients until it tastes how you like it. You can also add tomato purée to thicken the sauce but this part isn't essential 
8. Wait about 20-30 minutes for the sauce to reduce. At this point you can cook up the pasta which takes about 10 minutes
9. Serve the pasta and sauce then maybe add some grated cheese on top and even some garlic bread

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