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Brian's Bolognese (with Spaghetti) Recipe

Brian's Bolognese (with Spaghetti)
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  • 1 carrot
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 brown onions medium
  • 1 garlic clove thinly sliced
  • 100 g pancetta
  • 30 g butter
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 500 g pork mince
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 x 500 g Leggo's Bolognese - Chunky Pasta Sauce with tomato, garlic and herbs
  • 2 cups salt-reduced beef stock (liquid)
  • 150 ml thick cream
  • 750 g spaghetti
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper *to taste
  • 1 handful parmesan cheese grated *to taste


  • Dice the carrots, celery, onion and pancetta into small (but not fine) pieces. Finely slice the garlic clove.
  • In a large casserole pot, on a medium heat setting, add the butter and olive oil until the butter melts.
  • Add the carrots, celery, onion, pancetta and garlic and cook, stirring regularly, for 10 minutes with a wooden spoon.
  • Lower the heat to a low-medium setting and add the beef and pork mince, browning the meat for 10 minutes.
  • Stir constantly during this time with a wooden spoon to break up the mince.
  • Stir in the wine and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add 2 jars of Leggo's sauce and half of the beef stock and stir until combined.
  • Increase the heat setting to high and bring to the boil (until it starts to bubble in the pot).
  • Place a lid partially across the pot, covering 2/3 of the pot.
  • Reduce the heat to a low setting and let it simmer for 1.5 hours. Check and stir approximately every 15 minutes and progressively add the remaining beef stock.
  • Remove the lid and taste the sauce, adding salt and pepper (if required), to taste. Add the cream and stir well, leaving to simmer with the lid removed for a further 20 minutes.
  • Whilst the final simmer with the cream (as described in Step 6) is under way, boil a generous pot of salted water and cook the spaghetti until al dente, draining when done.
  • Dependant upon your own preference or occasion, either combine the meat sauce with the spaghetti in a large serving bowl/platter or serve the spaghetti in individual bowls with a serving of meat sauce on top. Serve with grated parmesan cheese.



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