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Cafe Delites Spaghetti Bolognese

This is my happy place. A bowl of steaming hot pasta tangled with a beautifully rich and smooth bolognese sauce exploding with so much flavour you’ll be dipping and licking the sauce directly from the wooden spoon before it hits the pasta!
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 45 min Time:: 1 hr
Serves 5
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 Onion (Chopped)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (Crushed)
  • 2 Carrots (Grated)
  • 1 Zucchini (Grated)
  • 500 grams Extra lean minced beef
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste
  • 80 milliliters Red wine (Optional)
  • 700 grams Passata cooking sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Vegetable stock powder
  • 2 teaspoons Dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons Low fat cooking cream
  • 1 Handful of fresh parsley (Chopped)
  • 500 grams Packet spaghetti
  • 100 grams Parmesan (Grated)
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan; add the onions, garlic, carrots and zucchini. Fry until vegetables are soft and fragrant (about 3 minutes). Add the beef and fry until browned. Add the tomato paste; pour in the wine and boil until it has reduced and thickened. Reduce heat and stir in the Passata, vegetable stock powder (or salt), and oregano.
  2. Cover pan with a lid and simmer until the sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally (about 20-30 minutes). Turn off heat; add the cooking cream (or milk) and stir until combined.
  3. Cook the spaghetti in a pot of boiling salted water. Drain; add 2 ladlefuls of the sauce and mix until pasta is covered. Divide between 6 serving dishes; top with extra sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.