Easy Yummy Spaghetti Bolognese

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My son’s plate of Spaghetti Bolognese with 2 slices of crispy Garlic Bread on the side and a few shakes of Parmesan Cheese on top

Happy Saturday to you, dear friends πŸ˜€

For the past few weeks, although it has been raining almost daily, the weather has been very hot and humid in between the rain. This type of weather usually cause body heatiness, sore throats, and dry coughs. It is difficult for me to cook when everything tastes the same to me due to lack of appetite from body heatiness, and most times, sour and spicy foods only can whet the appetite.

So, I decided to make a big pot of spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce and everybody in my family was delighted with it. πŸ˜€

Here is my pictorial recipe Bolognese Sauce – it is really easy to do and I would freeze the extra sauce for my children. Please note that this recipe makes a really big batch of sauce and you can adjust the ingredients accordingly. Sometimes, I also add in chopped celery. πŸ˜‰

Ingredients & Method –

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2 cans Tomato Puree, 1 cup olive oil, 3 tbsps Spaghetti Bolognese or oregano herbs

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1 kg red and yellow onions, peeled and chopped

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3 kgs ripe, firm tomatoes. Washed clean and frozen whole overnight. This saves time in chopping them as I would just drop them straight into the pot. The skins are eaten as fibre. But if you prefer to remove the skins, just squeeze out the tomato pulp when they are thawed. πŸ˜‰

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2 cans button mushrooms, sliced

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4 whole bulbs of garlic, skinned and chopped coarsely (I like to put lots of garlic as they are good for health)

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2 large sweet bell peppers, chopped

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2 packets of 500gm spaghetti – cooked as per packet instructions

Method –

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1) Heat up the olive oil in a non-stick pan and fry chopped garlic until it is aromatic.

2) Add in 1kg of minced beef to brown it. Tip this into a very large pot, but leave some oil in the pan.

3) In the same pan, add in chopped onions together with 1 tbsp salt and cook onions until they are fragrant and almost caramelized. This makes the sauce more aromatic. Tip into the pot.

4) Add in the rest of the ingredients into the large pot (see picture below).

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5) Bring ingredients to a boil and lower heat to medium to simmer the sauce gently ===>

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6) I simmered my spaghetti for 2 hours and remember to keep stirring it every few minutes to prevent burning at the bottom. The sauce tastes better the longer it is cooked, but I have done it in just one hour when I was short of time.

7) Meanwhile, prepare your garlic toasts (recipe will follow tomorrow πŸ˜‰ ) and cook your spaghetti. The sauce in this recipe is enough for 1kg of dried pasta. Season your sauce to taste.


Please CLICK HERE for the recipe of Garlic ToastsΒ  or Garlic Bread πŸ˜€

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Bon Appetit! πŸ˜€

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15 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    cecima said,

    suddenly i feel so hungry!!

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    sweetrosie said,

    dear choesf – what an absolutely brilliant step-by-step recipe! The whole things was so easy to read and the photos are great.

    choesf – is pasta heating or cooling food? Are most starches cooling?

    Are your beliefs in garlic’s properties the same as mine? – anti-bacterial, blood tonic, artery tonic? Or do you have some I don’t know about?

    Have a lovely Sunday, looking forward to the garlic toast post πŸ™‚

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  3. 3

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello and welcome to my blog, dear cecima πŸ˜€

    …hehe….hope I am not making you too hungry 😳 ? I woldn’t want to contribute to my visitors’ weight gain! πŸ˜†

    Have a relaxing Sunday!

    With peace and joy,

    choesf πŸ˜€

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  4. 4

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Happy Sunday, my dear sweetrosie! πŸ˜€

    Nope, you have covered the good properties of garlic pretty well there! πŸ˜‰ I always try to use loads of garlic in my recipes….when you read my garlic bread recipes….you may be shocked at one of them that has so much garlic in them that they taste “spicy”! πŸ˜†

    I didn’t want to serve heaty foods for this dry and wet season and therefore, this pasta dish is neutral in terms of yin and yang energy. In addition, tomatoes has lots of Vitamins and high in anti-oxidants, and therefore should help boost our body immunity….good for coughs and sore throats. πŸ˜‰

    I am bringing my husband to see my healer lady in a short while and I will post the garlic toasts recipes once I get home later.

    Do have a relaxing Sunday yourself, too!

    With love, peace and harmony,

    choesf πŸ˜€

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  5. 5

    YUM!!! You never fail to impress me. =]

    Jane
    http://mywoodenrobot.org

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  6. 6

    rozalia said,

    The same goes for me, mywoodenrobot !:) Great recipe,dear choesf!

    Have a nice week ahead.Hugs,rose

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  7. 7

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Thank you for your lovely comments, dear Jane and Rose. Have a wonderful week ahead, too! πŸ˜€

    With love and hugs,

    choesf πŸ˜€

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    Susine Sephore said,

    I love how you put this in pix for all of us to see how you did it. Spaghetti
    Bolognese is my favorite food in the world and I’ve made it myself a billion
    times. Never done it with bell peppers, don’t know that I’d seen a recipe using
    it before but do love the flavor they impart in recipes so I could give yours
    a try.

    Keep posting these wonderful ‘how to’s’ for all of us foodies out there. I’ll check
    back to see if anything new is on here to get excited about.

    Thanks again…

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  9. 9

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there and welcome, dear Susine πŸ˜€

    Thank you for your lovely comments. I love the flavour of bell peppers, too, and I put them in my stews, with my roasts, and in Chinese stirfry dishes. Hope you like the taste of your spaghetti sauce when you have added bell peppers to it. πŸ˜‰

    Have a wonderful week!

    With peace and joy,

    choesf πŸ˜€

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  10. 10

    emily said,

    hello, i am only 11 years old,but spag bol is my favorite meal ever!!!

    i might try making yours…

    emily x

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  11. 11

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there and welcome, dear emily πŸ˜€

    Wow, thus far you are the youngest person I know to visit my blog. πŸ˜†

    My children are crazy over spag bol, too! That’s why I have to cook a large batch of spaghetti sauce everytime. This recipe makes enough for 12 persons, and you may like to reduce the amount of ingredients, to cut down the preparation and cooking time.

    Using a food processor to chop the vegetables will save you some time and work. πŸ’‘

    Happy Cooking, Emily! Let me know how your spaghetti turns out, okay? πŸ˜€

    With love and hugs,

    choesf πŸ˜€

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  12. 12

    Jenny said,

    Made this sauce last night, absolutely delicious!! I am always trying new spag bol recipes and this one tastes great. Got 5 meals frozen so it is definately worth the extra time. Thanks for sharing it with us

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Jenny πŸ˜€

      I’m glad you tried this recipe out and liked it! I made a large batch of this last night, together with some Pasta Carbonara and now, I am going to have some of the leftovers for lunch! πŸ˜€

      Do drop by whenever you are free and we’ll enjoy our virtual Spaghetti together! πŸ˜†

      Happy Cooking!

      choesf πŸ˜€

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  13. 14

    abbie said,

    i love this spagetti i made it was good try this

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      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear abbie πŸ˜€

      I’m glad you like this spaghetti. Do have a lovely weekend ahead!

      Cheers!

      choesf πŸ˜€

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