Preparation time :15-20 mins
Cooking time: 30-45 mins
You will need...
500g beef mince, preferably a little fatty (10%)
1 large red onion
2 tins of tinned tomato (plum, chopped)
2-3 cloves garlic
1 packet of spaghetti
Dash of red wine if available
Olive oil - extra virgin
Butter - a couple of knobs of...
Garlic bread to serve
Nice Shiraz to serve
Step 1: Preparation
Get all the ingredients out for quick access and to ensure you have all you need.
Pick the oregano and thyme and rip it up a little. Remove the woody stalks from the thyme.
Step 2: Fry Time
Add the onion, stir the butter through it and add the garlic, stir in well.
Now reduce the heat and allow the onion and garlic to poach in the butter until the onion goes soft and slightly transparent. At this stage add half the Thyme and Oregano and then add a little salt and pepper.
Stir this through, it should start to become fragrant.
Step 3: Get Meaty
Keep stirring until the mince is almost all brown and in small pieces.
Step 4: Add the Tomato and Sauce Ingredients
Allow the dish to simmer for 10-15 mins on a low heat, stirring occasionally.
Step 5: Go Spaghetti!
When it boils, throw in the spaghetti, I like to break it in half for ease of fit, even cooking and lazy eating.
The spaghetti will take 12 minutes ish.
Throw the rest of the Thyme and Oregano into the bolognese sauce and stir in.
Step 6: Ready Set....
Step 7: Saucey
PS: sorry about the poor photos... image resizer broke them :(