Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  1 hour
Makes:  7 Cups (1¾ Litres) sauce
Serves:  4
Average: 3.9 (24 votes)
Recipe by: Perfect Italiano
Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese sauce recipe that's loved by families everywhere for its flavour and ease to make. Make a big batch and freeze ready to use in so many different ways.
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Spaghetti Bolognese
  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and garlic and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Add mince and cook, stirring to break up lumps for 5 minutes or until browned.
  2. Add the tomato paste, stock or red wine to mince mixture and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until stock or wine reduces slightly.
  3. Add the diced tomato and passata and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes or until sauce thickens
  4. Divide pasta between bowls, spoon over Bolognese sauce and add grated parmesan.
  5. Grate Perfect Italiano Parmesan over the top.
Tips & Hints:
  • If you have leftover sauce, divide the Bolognese into 3 to 4 cup portions and freeze in airtight containers or resealable plastic bags for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight. You can also refrigerate the Bolognese in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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