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Recipe: Spaghetti Bolognese

February 6, 2013

This recipe is from  Michelle Bridges book, Crunch Time , which was published in 2010. Since then, I’ve cooked many recipes from this book, but as I’m vegetarian, I rarely cook the meat meals. Today I’ve made Spaghetti Bolognese (page170) as I want to take a meal to my son and his family when I visit this week. Their 3rd baby was born last weekend, and with 3 boys under 5, including a tiny baby, I’m sure  food preparation is the last thing on their Mum’s mind. I have made this meal previously and it was applauded as being very tasty but not leaving a heavy feeling after, as can often happen with a Bolognese.

Hope you like it.

Serves 2. 422 calories per serve

125g spaghetti

2 tablespoons shaved parmesan

Bolognese Sauce

Olive oil pray

1 onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 carrots, diced

1 zucchini, diced

1 celery stick, diced

100g lean beef mince

400g can diced tomatoes

2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Lightly spray a frying pan with olive oil and heat on medium. Cook the onion and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes until softened. Add the carrot, zucchini and celery and cook, covered for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Increase the heat to high. Add the mince and cook for 1 minute, stirring to break up any lumps, or until it has changed colour. Stir in the tomato, parsley, oregano and 1/2 cup water and simmer, covered for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling, lightly salted water. Drain. Divide 2/3 of  the sauce between 2 plates. Top with the spaghetti and remaining sauce. Garnish with the parmesan

(The photo below is Michelle’s from the book, as I didn’t  serve mine up.)

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