I love cooking up this little dish as its easy, fast and is also my daughters all time favourite food. I hope to travel to Italy someday to try out the different Italian dishes and learn the ways they are cooked but until then this how I would make my Spaghetti Bolognese at home for the family.
- 500g Mince
- 6 Slices of Back Bacon
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Onion
- 400g Chopped Tomatoes
- Tomato Puree Tube
- Grated Hard Cheese Powered for the topping
- Dried Spaghetti
Method Of Cooking It
- The First Thing I would do is to chop up my bacon slices then add a little oil to my pot and then I fry off the mince and bacon together.
- While the mince and bacon is cooking I then chop up the onion, mushrooms and garlic.
- Next I Take another pot and half fill it with water and then I put it on to heat ready for the dried spaghetti.
- Once the mince and bacon is well cooked I then add in the onions, mushroom and garlic together.
- The next thing I would to is to place my dried spaghetti upright inside the pot of hot water and bring it to the boil, as I do that the spaghetti will start to soften and fall into the pot.
- When the onions, mushrooms and garlic have been frying for a few minutes I would then add in my chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. I used half of my tube but you can choose how much you need to use based on how thick you want your sauce to be.
- Let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes and keep stirring it. At this point you can also add in things like chilli flakes or a dash of red wine but as this is being served to kids I’m keeping it fairly plain.
- Once the spaghetti is completely soft I then drain the water out of it. I would normally leave in the strainer about 5 minutes to make sure there is no excess water that will end up on your plate.
- After the spaghetti is drained of the water I would then place it on the plates and when I am happy with my sauce which will be well cooked by now I then added the sauce in the middle of the spaghetti.
- The last thing I would do is to shake a little powered Hard Cheese on top for extra flavour.
I also served this with warm fresh garlic bread and it was clean plates all round.
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