Threw together this spaghetti bolognese the other night to use up ingredients I already had in the cupboard/freezer. This was surprisingly tasty, I think probably because the mince was such good quality and not too lean.
Ingredients (gives 3 hearty portions)
- small packet cubed pancetta
- 1 chopped onion (frozen ready diced for ease)
- 3tsp garlic paste
- 1 diced green pepper (usually use red, but this worked well)
- 1 courgette, diced
- 400g Aberdeen Angus mince
- 2 tbsp tomato puree (I used a fancy version which was a tomato/italian vegetable mix)
- beef liquid stock cube (undissolved)
- tinned tomatos
- few splashes of worcestershire sauce
- spaghetti to serve
- First fry off the pancetta in a big saucepan
- Add the onion and garlic, frying in the oil released from the pancetta until soft
- Add the pepper and courgette, stirring for 5 minutes
- Add the mince and fry until brown
- Add the tomato puree, beef stock cube, tinned tomatoes and worcestershire sauce
- Turn the heat down and bubble for about 30-40 minutes. Add a bit of water if the sauce starts to thicken too much.
- Serve on top of the cooked pasta
Pictures of food is one blogger tradition that I can get down with, it’s basically food porn. Food photography however requires effort and skill, so no pictures this time. But this is worth making, trust me.