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This ultimate pasta recipe is a total classic, delicious, and super-easy to knock together.

Serves: 6 Cost: $ Time: 1 hr 25 mins



  1. Step 1
    Peel and finely chop the garlic and onions, pick and finely chop the rosemary, then finely slice the bacon.

  1. Step 2
    Heat a splash of oil in a casserole pan on a medium heat, add the bacon, rosemary, garlic and onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.

  1. Step 3
    Add the minced beef, breaking it apart with the back of a spoon, then cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until starting to brown, then pour in the wine. Leave to bubble and cook away.

  1. Step 4
    Meanwhile, drain and tip the sun-dried tomatoes into a food processor, blitz to a paste, then add to the pan with the tomatoes. Stir well, break the plum tomatoes apart a little.

  1. Step 5
    Cover with a lid then place in the oven for 1 hour, removing the lid and giving it a stir after 30 minutes – if it looks a little dry at this stage, add a splash of water to help it along.

  1. Step 6
    About 10 minutes before the time is up, cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water according to the packet instructions.

  1. Step 7
    Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain, reserving a mugful of cooking water, then return to the pan with a few spoons of Bolognese, a good grating of Parmesan and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

  1. Step 8
    Toss to coat the spaghetti, loosening with a splash of cooking water, if needed.

  1. Step 9
    Divide the spaghetti between plates or bowls, add a good spoonful of Bolognese to each, then serve with a fine grating of Parmesan.

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Enjoy on toast the next day!