Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

To me, bolognese sauce is very versatile. Most times, I make double portions and freeze the rest. I would then convert the other portion into a chilli con carne to have with rice the next day or into a pie with mash topping to bring new interest to it. Or if you are a pizza lover you can spread it over a pizza base, sprinkle over some sliced mushrooms and top with grated cheese – makes great pizza!


4 oz of spaghetti

400 gm minced meat ( I used lamb)

1 large carrot (peeled and finely chopped)

80g button mushroom (finely chopped)

2 large celery stalks  (chopped)

1 large onion (finely chopped)

1 large garlic (crushed)

2 cm cube fresh ginger (grated)

1  14 oz tin chopped tomato

2 tbsp tomato puree mixed with same amount of hot water

2 tsp finely chopped  fresh basil or 1 tsp dried

2 tsp finely chopped fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried

1 red fresh chilli (optional: I like my sauce with a kick; finely chopped)

2 tbsp of olive oil

salt and pepper


In a deep saucepan, heat the olive oil, add the  onion, garlic and ginger stir until soft. Add the vegetables, mince and stir. Add the chopped tomatoes; tomato puree, herbs and chilli. Stir again. Season with salt and pepper. Gently bring to boil and then cover and let it simmer slowly under very low heat for 30-40 minutes. Stir occasionally to stop it catching.

Meanwhile, boil the spaghetti following the instructions on its packaging until al-dente. Serve with the sauce ladled over it. This is normally served with grated parmesan cheese but I have had difficulty looking for a halal version of it therefore I  go without.


Filed under Main Dish, Meat

3 responses to “Spaghetti Bolognese

  1. cam sedap jek…. kalau ler bleh rasa bile jilat skrin kan baguih…

  2. Mak Long

    Memang sedap. Senang jek buatnya. campak sema dalam periuk lepas tinggal sambil buat kerja lain.

  3. Pingback: Spaghetti Bolognese lagi « Mak Long’s Kitchen

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