Pasta (Spaghetti Bolognese is given as an example)

Spaghetti Bolognese

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 6 slices of unsmoked minced Italian bacon
  • 2 large onions (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots (chopped)
  • 1 celery
  • 1 kg minced beef
  • 2 large glasses of red wine
  • 2 x 400g cans of chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black Pepper
  • Maximum 1 kg dried Tagliatelle
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (for serving)
  • Olive oil

 

Herbs:

  • Fresh Rosemary.
  • Fresh Basil (plus extra for garnish).
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano.
  • 2 Fresh Bay Leaves.
  • Crusty bread (to serve).

 

Steps:

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the bacon over medium heat until golden.
  2. Add the onion and the garlic and fry them until soft.
  3. Add the carrots, bay leaves and leave it on the fire until the vegetables begin to soften.
  4. Increase the heat and add the chopped beef. Fry until golden brown.
  5. Pour the wine and simmer until the beef reduced its volume by about a third.
  6. Reduce the heat and add the tomatoes, celery and herbs.
  7. Boil the Tagliatelele in salted water over low heat in a pot with lid, according to the instructions on the package.
  8. When they are ready, divide them into plates.
  9. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese and then add the sauce.
  10. Finally, sprinkle again with parmesan, fresh basil and a little black pepper.

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