Spaghetti bolognese recipe

By Lucy Williams

  1. Serves 4-6
  2. Rating

Nothing beats a classic spag bol and this one sure is good

tried and tested
Spaghetti bolognese


  1. 1 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 onion
  3. 150g smoked bacon lardons
  4. 500g beef mince
  5. 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  6. 150ml red wine
  7. 300ml water
  8. Worcestershire sauce
  9. 400g spaghetti
  10. chopped parsley and parmesan to serve


  1. 1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan over a medium heat, then fry 1 diced onion and 150g smoked bacon lardons for 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  2. 2. Add 500g seasoned beef mince and fry until browned. Return the onion and bacon, stir in 3 crushed garlic cloves and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. 3. Pour in a 400g tin chopped tomatoes, 150ml red wine, 300ml water and a splash of Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes until sticky.
  4. 4. Meanwhile cook 400g spaghetti in salted boiling water for 10 minutes, then drain. Return to the pan and fold through the bolognese. Serve sprinkled with chopped fresh parsley and grated Parmesan.


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