An easy recipe for a classic - simple spaghetti bolognese, and it's a fantastic way to sneak veges into dinner! This quick weeknight dinner is a family favourite and is kid friendly! Made with ground beef/mince and only a few other pantry staples, it will become part of your regular rotation!
1tablespoonfresh herbs (parsley/oregano/rosemary/basil) or 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
¼teaspoonsalt (start with this and add more to taste)
¼teaspoonblack pepper (start with this and add more to taste)
Grated cheese to serve
Finely chop the onion and crush the garlic.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat, add the onion & garlic and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
Add the mince and cook until brown (5-10 minutes). Add the vegetables if using and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Add the beef stock, tomatoes, tomato paste, Worchestershire sauce & sugar and combine. Simmer over a low heat for 15-20 minutes until the bolognese has thickened. About halfway through this cooking time give it a taste test and starting with about ¼ teaspoon of salt, add salt until it is to your taste. Also add the chopped fresh or dried herbs.
While bolognese is simmering, cook the spaghetti according to the package directions and grate some cheese.
Drain the spaghetti, dish into bowls and top with the bolognese and grated cheese.
Store any leftovers in the fridge in a sealed container for 3 days or freeze portions.