Monday 14 September 2015

Spaghetti Bolognaise

300 grams of minced beef
Salt,  pepper,  onion flakes,  oregano,  basil and garlic granules
1 x 420g tin of chopped or crushed tomatoes
1 heaped tablespoon of tomato paste
350 grams of pasta
Grated cheese

Place the pasta in salted boiling water and cook as per instructions.
Brown the mince in a medium fry pan.  Drain any fat. 
Add all the seasonings to taste and toast for one minute with the meat.  
Add the tinned tomatoes and stir until combined.  
Simmer for 5 minutes then add the tomato paste and stir well.
Drain the pasta and serve in bowls.  
Spoon the meat sauce over the pasta and sprinkle with grated cheese.

Serves 4 people.


*  Grated carrot,  zucchini or shredded silverbeet can be added to boost the family's vegetable intake.

*  I like to make this in bulk by quadrupling the recipe and freezing the sauce in take away food containers.  This makes a handy and very quick meal for those busy nights.  If planning ahead,  defrost the sauce in the fridge for 1 - 2 days to save on microwave time. 

Ready to eat
Cooking the pasta sauce.
You can never have too much grated cheese


  1. Love your blog Wendy. I sometimes add a quarter cup of cooked red lentils to our spag bol, it adds fibre, folate and other nutrients. Best of all when combined with cooked mince and rich tomato sauce my little carnivores cant detect the lentils and happily eat the meal (:

  2. I actually made spagetti sauce yesterday while i was cooking our roast dinner last night. I had mince that had to be used up so i made the sauce and froze into single serve portions for any nights i dont feel like cooking or shayna needs to grab something easy before work. I made to much gravy as well so i froze that in single serve portions to. I now have 5 serves of spagetti sauce and 6 serves of gravy xoxo

  3. Yum, I love Spaghetti Bolognaise, so quick and cheap. We also add Mushrooms if we have some.


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