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How to cook authentic spaghetti bolognese

Cook Authentic Spaghetti Bolognese

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INGREDIENTS
Chop up the onion, celery, garlic and carrots

Chop up the onion, celery, garlic and carrots

Chop the bacon (clean the fat if possible)

Chop the bacon (clean the fat if possible)

Adding in bacon is optional, but I think it really adds a kick to the sauce.

Olive oil in (don't be cheap)

Olive oil in (don't be cheap)

Fry the chopped bacon for a couple of minutes

Fry the chopped bacon for a couple of minutes

Add in the vegetables and fry until softened

Add in the vegetables and fry until softened

Add on the minced meat and stir for a few minutes until lightly cooked

Add on the minced meat and stir for a few minutes until lightly cooked

Now add the red wine. You can add anywhere from 1 cup to a half bottle - I put 2 cups

Now add the red wine. You can add anywhere from 1 cup to a half bottle - I put 2 cups

Leave the pot open and let the red wine simmer in for a few minutes

Leave the pot open and let the red wine simmer in for a few minutes

Add salt and pepper and throw in the tomatoes and tomato paste

Add salt and pepper and throw in the tomatoes and tomato paste

If the tomatoes and wine don't generate enough liquids then add in a couple cups of water

Cook for at least an hour until you reach a thick tasty sauce

Cook up 500 grams of spaghetti and you're all set.

  • 500.0g Ground Beef / Lamb
  • 1.0 Onion
  • 2.0 Celery Sticks
  • 2.0 Carrots
  • 50.0g Bacon (optional)
  • 2.0Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 10.0 Tomatoes
  • 2.0c Red Wine
  • 5.0 Garlic Cloves
  • 1.0 Bay leaf
  • Salt
  • Pepper