How to make spaghetti bolognese

A quick and easy meal that is ready in minutes.

Written by spunout


About this recipe

  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation time 15 minutes
  • Cooking time 30 minutes.
  • Utensils needed: frying pan, saucepan.


  • 450g lean minced beef/lamb
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • 6 mushrooms chopped
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 low salt beef or vegetable stock cube
  • 275ml of boiling water
  • 1 dessertspoon tomato sauce
  • 1 dessertspoon flour
  • 225g spaghetti


  1. Cook the mince beef, onions, mushrooms and carrots on a dry pan (low heat) for 15 minutes. (There is sufficient fat in mince for frying, so no more is needed). Drain any excess fat from pan.
  2. Add flour and stir well.
  3. Dissolve the stock cube in a 275ml of boiling water.
  4. Add the stock, tin of tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Cook gently for 30 minutes.
  5. Cook the spaghetti for 10-15 minutes in boiling salted water. Strain.
  6. Serve with the bolognese sauce on top.

Recipes are from 101 Square meals from Safe and MABS

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