Spaghetti Bolognese

Quick and easy dinner recipe for Spaghetti Bolognese


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 250g beef mince
  • 250g mushrooms, sliced
  • 80ml red wine
  • 1 x 400g tin tomatoes
  • 50g tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 200g spaghetti
  • parmesan cheese for serving


  • Heat the olive oil in a deep saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add the mince and brown. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. Add the wine and allow to simmer for a further 3 minutes.
  • Add the tin of tomatoes, tomato paste, beef stock and herbs. Season with salt and pepper, then allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened.
  • While the sauce is simmering cook the spaghetti in a pot of boiling water until al dente.
  • Drain the spaghetti and dish onto warm plates. Spoon the sauce over the spaghetti, top with grated parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
  • Recipe from Cupcakes and Couscous – a food blog by Teresa Ulyate