Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Authentic Spaghetti Bolognese - Recipe

I love to try out recipes and make them my way by adding extra ingredients or use substitutes. However some recipes are just splendid just the way they are. For instance authentic Spaghetti Bolognese. In this recipe they use wine, but I would just change it for beef stock and just leave out the pancetta. Enjoy a real tasty Italian dish:

Spaghetti Bolognese

2tbsp olive oil

6 rashers pancetta, chopped

2 large onions, chopped

3 garlic cloves, crushed

2 carrots, chopped

stick of celery

1 kg minced beef

2 glass of red wine

2 x 400 g chopped tomatoes

2 bay leaves

salt and pepper

800 dried tagliatelle

grated parmesan cheese

1 - Heat oil in a saucepan and fry the bacon until golden over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and fry until softened. Increase heat and add the minced beef and fry until browned. Pour in wine and bring to a boil and let it reduce in volume by about a third. Stir in tomatoes, carrots and celery and reduce the heat.

2 -  Cover with a lid and let it simmer for 1-1,5 hours, but stir occasionally.

3 - Boil the tagliatelle and serve it with the bolognese sauce and sprinkle the parmesan over the pasta.


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