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Easy spaghetti Bolognese recipe

Spaghetti Bolognese recipe without wine

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  • Author: Emily


An easy recipe for spaghetti bolognese without wine. Simple ingredients and minimal fuss to prepare, this is best cooked low and slow, and even better if you leave it to get cold and reheat the next day. By then the flavours get really strong. But equally for a quick family midweek meal, this works really well.


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  • 500 g minced beef
  • 2 tins chopped or plum tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 decent sized carrot
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 250 ml beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp rosemary


  1. Dice the onions and mince the garlic, add to a heavy saucepan with a tablespoon of olive oil and fry until they start to soften
    easy bolognese fry the onions and garlic
  2. Dice the carrots and celery, add to the pan along with the rosemary and stir
    bolognese recipe add carrots and celery
  3. While they gently cook, add the minced beef to a separate pan and fry until it’s browned. Keep breaking it up so that you don’t have any large clumps left
    spaghetti bolognese brown the mince
  4. Add that and any juices back into the saucepan with the carrots and celery etc and add all the tinned tomatoes, stock, tomato puree, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, the bay leaves and some salt and pepper
    Stir mince with carrots and celery
  5. Give it a good stir, bring to the boil and then simmer gently for at least 40 minutes. If you can cook it on a nice low simmer for longer for a deeper flavour
    Simmer bolognese sauce in heavy pan