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Best-ever spaghetti bolognese

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SmartPoints value per serving
Total Time
1 hr
Prep
15 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

olive oil

1 tbs

brown onion

1 medium, finely chopped

celery

1 individual, finely chopped

carrot(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

shortcut bacon

112 g, (Buy 125g) fat trimmed, finely chopped

lean pork mince

175 g

veal mince

175 g

tomato paste

1 tbs

fresh rosemary

3 tsp, finely chopped

fresh bay leaf

2 whole

tomato puree

400 g, (1 x 400g can)

canned diced tomatoes

400 g, (1 x 400g can)

pasta

260 g, spaghetti

grated parmesan cheese

cup(s), (25g)

fresh basil

1 tbs, leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onion, celery, carrot and bacon, stirring, for 5 minutes or until vegetables have softened.
  2. Add mince and cook, stirring to break up lumps, for 5–7 minutes or until browned. Add tomato paste, rosemary and bay leaves and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add tomato puree, diced tomatoes and ½ cup (125ml) water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, until just tender. Drain.
  4. Remove and discard bay leaves from bolognese. Serve pasta topped with sauce, parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves.

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