Our family traditional spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbspn Morella Grove Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 rashers finely chopped bacon
  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs rosemary finely chopped
  • 500g beef mince

Bolognese sauce ingredients

  • 2 x 400g Mutti finely chopped tomatoes ( can be any brand)
  • 1 cup chopped basil
  • 1 tspn fresh or dried oregano
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 300g tomato Passata ( my favourite brand La Russolillo)
  • 1 beef stock
  • 125ml red wine
  • 75g grated parmesan cheese

 

Method

  • Heat Olive Oil in a large saucepan
  • Add bacon and fry until golden and crisp
  • Reduce heat and add onions, carrots, celery, garlic and rosemary. Stir and fry until all ingredients are soft.
  • Increase heat to medium and add mince and cook. Stir until meat is browned all over.
  • Add tins of tomatoes, basil, oregano, bay leaves, passata sauce, beef cube and red wine. Stir with a wooden spoon.
  • Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover with lid and cook for 90 minutes. Stir occasionally
  • Add grated parmesan cheese and salt and pepper for seasoning

Serve with spaghetti and add extra basil and cheese for garnish

 

REMEMBER SPAGHETTI SAUCE IS MADE WITH LOVE. SO TASTE THROUGHOUT THE SIMMERING STAGE AND ADD MORE PERSONALITY TO YOUR DISH. MAYBE FRESH CHOPPED CHILLIES, MORE FRESH HERBS ETC