This Recipe is dedicated to my good friend Ashley.
When i lived in America, and i offered to cook a meal, this was one of the meals she would always ask for.
So just for you my dear Ashley a delicious Spaghetti Bolognese!!
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 2 ½ hours
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 kg Mince Beef
1 Large onion chopped
3 Large carrots diced
5 Portabello mushrooms sliced
2 Garlic gloves finely chopped
½ tsp Celery salt
1 tbsp Dried oregano
1 tsp Worcester sauce
1 tsp Balsamic vinegar
2 Tins plum tomatoes
1 tbsp Tomato puree
1 tsp Sugar
150ml Red wine
500ml Beef stock
Salt & pepper to season
10 Leaves of fresh basil sliced
1 packet of Spaghetti
Parmesan Cheese to garnish
In a large casserole dish/dutch oven heat the olive oil and brown the mince beef in batches, remove from dish.
Add the onions to the dish and saute till softened, then add the carrots and mushrooms, saute for 5 minutes.
Return the beef to the dish and stir in the celery salt, oregano, Worcester sauce, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, tomato puree and sugar, cooking for a minute between each ingredient.
Bring to the boil and add the red wine, cook out for 2 minutes, then add the beef stock, turn down the heat to low, season to taste and simmer for 2½ hours.
Cook the spaghetti as per the packets instructions.
Garnish with Parmesan cheese and the sliced basil.