Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

O Crualaoi, Cork
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  • • 4 smoked streaky rashers
  • 500g of beef mince
  • 500g of pork mince
  • 3 large onions
  • 4 carrots
  • 4 sticks of celery
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 heaped tbsp of oregano
  • 800g Passata
  • Fresh basil
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt/ Pepper

Spaghetti Bolognese is a tried and tested recipe favourite for many Irish families. Guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face, even the chef!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

 Finely chop all the veg.

Step 2

Cut the streaky rashers up into lardons.

Step 3

Add the lardons to an oiled pot and brown, once cooked add the oregano.

Step 4

Add the finely chopped onions, carrots and celery to the pot. Place a lid over the pot and let the veg soften, stirring every 30 seconds.

Step 5

Once the veg has softened you can add your meat mix. This may need to be done in batches, depending on the size of the pot.

Step 6

Once all your meat is added and slighted browned, add the chopped up stalks from the basil leaf.

Step 7

Lastly add the passata and a drop of water, don’t panic if it looks quiet watery this will reduce down during the cooking.

Step 8

Let the Bolognese cook for 1 hour, allowing all the flavours to combine and the sauce to reduce.

Step 9

Serve with spaghetti adding grated parmesan and basil leaves on top.