Recipe type: Main
There are plenty of Bolognese recipes around, but a classic bolognese sauce has to be a deep red colour with a rich tasty sauce which is loaded with flavour. This simple Bolognese recipe with a hint of Worcestershire sauce creates an explosion of flavour and one can quickly whip up a hearty midweek meal!
  • 500gr Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Large Onion Finely chopped
  • 3 tbles Sunflower Oil
  • 4 fat cloves of Garlic chopped
  • 2 Celery stalks chopped
  • 410gr Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 50 g Tomato Paste
  • 1-2 cups Water
  • 2 tsps Sugar
  • 1 tbles Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 250gr pkt mushrooms sliced
To serve:
  • 350g spaghetti
  • freshly grated Parmesan
  • chopped parsley
  1. Heat oil in a deep saucepan and fry onions until just soft and translucent
  2. Add chopped garlic and braise for a few minutes.
  3. Add ground mince and braise until well browned
  4. Add the chopped celery,chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, mixed herbs,paprika,sugar,salt and pepper
  5. Simmer covered,stirring occassionally for approx 45 mins until the meat is tender and the sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally,adding water if needed.
  6. Add the sliced mushrooms and stir through cooking for approx another 30 mins.
  7. Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions, drain and toss in a little olive oil, to prevent it from sticking together.
  8. Serve bolognese sauce over the hot spaghetti and garnish with grated Parmesan and fresh parsley.
Recipe by SAPeople South African Recipes at