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Guinness you ask?! You won’t regret it! Gives this dish a wonderfully meaty depth.

Serves: 4 Cost: $ Time: 1 hr 15 mins



  1. Step 1
    Add the olive oil to the pan then brown the mince on a medium heat.

  1. Step 2
    Add 250ml Guinness, 50g of dark chocolate, 2 beef stock cubes and a dash of salt and pepper to the mince then continue to cook on a medium heat for about 15 minutes.

  1. Step 3
    For this step we will be using a blender. Add the tinned tomatoes, peeled garlic and skinned, sliced onions to the blender. Blend until smooth.

  1. Step 4
    Add the blended mixture to the mince. Add 3 bay leaves and 1 table spoon of dried Basil. Reduce to a low heat and cook for about 55 minutes stirring regularly.

  1. Step 5
    Add water and a tbsp of olive oil to a pot then bring to the boil. Add spaghetti and cook for about 15 minutes until al dente. Remove and strain the spaghetti.

  1. Step 6
    Serve the Bolognese on a bed of spaghetti and add cheese if you wish. Enjoy!