Spaghetti Bolognese
Beef Italian Lunch Main Pasta

Spaghetti Bolognese

In 1995 my search for the best bolognese pasta sauce ended when I stumbled across this recipe. The flavour is rich and moreish.

This has become my go-to when stuck for dinner. The trick is to make a double batch and freeze it in portions. It defrosts very fast when put in zip-lock silicone pouches.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

An authentic spaghetti bolognese that will become a family favourite
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 servings
Calories 308 kcal


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 stick celery finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot grated
  • 1 kg beef mince
  • 1 Pinch oregano dried
  • 1 Pinch rosemary dried
  • 1 tsp basil dried
  • 3 cups tomato paste
  • 2 cups tomatoes canned, pureed
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • Water


  • Heat oil in a large pot and add onion and garlic. Saute’ until just golden
  • Add celery and carrot and stir for a couple of minutes
  • Add mince, break up with a spoon and brown
  • Add tomato paste and mix in well cooking for 5 minutes on a simmer
  • Add tomatoes and mix in
  • Stir in beef stock
  • Add enough water up to 4 fingers above mixture
  • Bring sauce to boil and simmer for 2 hours or until a thick consistency. Stir regularly, do not cover.



Calories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 18gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 647mgPotassium: 1046mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1394IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 4mg
Keyword spagetti bolognese, spaghetti
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