Beef Pasta Recipes

Classic bolognaise

Classic bolognaise

Everyone's favourite! A bolognaise with spaghetti is a classic but you can serve it with any pasta or even turn it into tacos or a lasagne.
This is a great recipe to batch cook and freeze.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course dinner, maincourse
Cuisine Beef, Pasta
Servings 4 people


  • oil
  • 1 onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 200 ml red wine optional
  • 200 ml beef stock
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt
  • 300 g dried spaghetti
  • 50 g parmesan grated


  • In a large pan, heat the oil. Fry the onion and carrot for a minute; stir and put on the lid to allow them to steam on a low heat
  • After 5 minutes, add the garlic; stir and allow to cook for another minute
  • Add the mince and fry on a medium heat until golden
  • Turn up the heat and pour in the wine (if using) and bubble until reduced
  • Stir in the tomato purée, chopped tomatoes, stock, oregano and Worcestershire sauce – simmer for 15 minutes
  • After 15 minutes, taste and season as necessary and leave to simmer for another 15 minutes
  • While the beef mixture is simmering, cook your pasta: put a large pan of salted water onto boil
  • Once boiling, cook the spaghetti according to the packet's instructions. Before you drain the pasta, add a small ladle full of the cooking water to your bolognaise
  • Add the drained pasta to the bolognaise sauce; toss to combine
  • Serve topped with parmesan
Keyword comfortfood, cookingforacrowd, entertaining, familyfavourite
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