Best spaghetti bolognaise

Best spaghetti bolognaise

Best spaghetti bolognaise

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 1 hour 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 1kg lean beef mince
  • 2 small red onions, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 5ml (1 tsp) fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 x 410g tins Italian chopped tomatoes
  • 60ml (¼ cup) tomato paste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 200ml boiling water
  • 500g spaghetti
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • handful fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Parmesan shavings, to serve, optional

Instructions

1

Heat the oil in a heavy-based pot and brown the mince. Remove from the pan and set aside.

2

In the same pan, fry the onions, garlic and thyme until soft, about 15 minutes. Add the tomato and paste, season to taste and simmer for about 1 hour, adding water when necessary.

3

Cook the pasta in plenty of salted boiling water until al dente and drain.

4

Stir the parsley and basil into the bolognaise sauce, toss through the spaghetti and serve topped with the Parmesan.

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