Whenever I get tired of our local dishes and simply want to have a feel of the continental, I go for Spaghetti Bolognese. The Bolognese sauce has its origin from Bologna, Italy and it is meat-based.
If you are like me and love to be adventurous in the kitchen, then this recipe guarantees you a delicious classic Italian dish. The other option however would be to go for the ready made sauce. You can get it HERE.
Nonetheless, I think it’s always fun to do it yourself, that way, you can add your own twist to it and who knows you might just end up becoming a cordon bleu chef. LOL.
So, let’s get started.
Here are the ingredients you’d be needing:
- 500g lean minced beef
- 90g mushrooms (sliced)
- 2 medium onions (chopped)
- 1 tablespoonful olive oil
- 1 garlic clove (chopped)
- Dried oregano (1 teaspoonful)
- 400g tomatoes (blended)
- 2 bouillon cubes
- 1 tablespoonful chilli powder
- Ground black pepper (1 teaspoonful)
- 350g spaghetti
- Boil the spaghetti in salted water, drain and set aside.
- In a large pan, pour the olive oil, add the onions and fry over medium heat for 3 mins.
- While stirring, add the minced beef, mushrooms, garlic, oregano and cook for 5 mins.
- Add the blended tomatoes, bouillon cubes, chilli powder, black pepper and salt to taste.
- Cover and leave to simmer for about 30 mins until you have a rich, thick sauce.
- You can either stir and mix the spaghetti into the Bolognese sauce or scoop some sauce on the spaghetti.
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