Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

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35 m
Calories: 120
2 people

Spaghetti Bolognese is a classic Italian dish that has become a favorite of many people around the world. Its origin traces back to the city of Bologna, Italy, where this delicious sauce of minced meat, tomatoes, and vegetables, traditionally served with spaghetti, was created.

The original Bolognese sauce recipe is ancient and has evolved over time to include different ingredients and cooking techniques. However, what has always remained is the essence of this sauce: a rich and flavorful mix of meat, vegetables, and tomatoes that gives a unique flavor to the spaghetti.

When preparing Spaghetti Bolognese, it's important to keep some aspects in mind for it to turn out perfect. You can read them all at the end of this article.

Prepare Spaghetti Bolognese following our recipe and enjoy this delicious Italian meal at home!

Ingredients for Spaghetti Bolognese for 2 people

  • 200 grams of spaghetti
  • 250 grams of minced meat. You can use beef, pork, or a mix of both.
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 400 grams of crushed or canned tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make the recipe Spaghetti Bolognese

  1. Place a large pot with water to boil and add a teaspoon of salt. Add the spaghetti and cook for about 10-12 minutes, or until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery into small pieces.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the minced meat and cook until it's golden but not fully cooked.
  4. Add the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery to the pan. Cook everything together for about 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Add the crushed or canned tomatoes to the pan and stir everything well. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the sauce cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain it and add it to the pan with the sauce. Mix everything well.
  7. Serve the Spaghetti Bolognese in deep plates and sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top, if desired.

Notes and Tips

Cook the sauce slowly: The Bolognese sauce needs time to develop all its flavor and for the ingredients to mix well. Cook on low heat for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, to get a rich and tasty sauce.

Use a bit of red wine: If you have red wine on hand, add a splash to the sauce to give it an extra touch of flavor. The red wine adds depth and complexity to the sauce.

Add a bit of sugar: If you notice that the sauce is a bit acidic, you can balance the taste by adding a pinch of sugar. This will soften the flavor and make the sauce more pleasant to the palate.

Serve with grated Parmesan cheese: Parmesan cheese is the perfect accompaniment for Spaghetti Bolognese. Grate some on top before serving to add an extra touch of flavor and texture.

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