Spaghetti Bolognese


Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • 3 white mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 beef stock cube, or 1 tsp beef stock concentrate
  • 28 oz can pureed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 Cajun seasoning
  • thin spaghetti, cooked according to directions
  • grated Parmesan for topping

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute.

Add carrot and mushrooms, and cook for 2-3 minutes, then add ground beef and cook until browned, 5-6 minutes.

Add the wine and bring to a boil, and cook for about 3-4 minutes, until wine is reduced. Add tomato paste, Italian seasoning, tomato puree, brown sugar, beef stock cube, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Bring to a boil, then turn heat to low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. 

Spoon the Bolognese sauce over cooked noodles, and top with grated parmesan. Enjoy!