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A rich, versatile meat sauce: serve it Bolognese-style with spaghetti or use it as a base for lasagne or moussaka
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Preparation time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
1 h 45 min
Ready In:
1 h 55 min
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Servings:
4
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A rich, versatile meat sauce: serve it Bolognese-style with spaghetti or use it as a base for lasagne or moussaka

Rich ragu

Posted in: Beef
Tue, Nov 7, 2017, 12:01, 1 Year ago
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Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion, celery and carrot. Fry over a medium heat for 10 mins, stirring now and then, until softened and starting to colour.

  2. Stir in the mince and cook, breaking up any clumps of meat with a wooden spoon, until browned.

  3. Add the tomato purée, garlic and thyme, and cook for 1-2 mins more. Pour in the wine, if using, and increase the heat to boil off most of the alcohol. Reduce the heat, stir in the stock and season. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and leave to cook gently for 1 hr-1 hr 15 mins until the meat is tender and the sauce has thickened.

  4. Remove the lid and continue cooking for 15 mins. Meanwhile, cook the pasta following pack instructions. Reserve a mugful of the cooking water, then drain the spaghetti and add to the ragu with the Parmesan. Toss well and add a little pasta water to help the sauce coat the spaghetti. Serve with a side salad and extra cheese, if you like.

 BBC Good Food team

Ingredients

1 onion , halved and finely chopped 400g spaghetti1 tbsp olive oil1 celery stick, finely diced1 large carrot , finely diced 600g pack minced beef steak3 tbsp tomato purée 2 garlic cloves, finely grated2 tsp fresh thyme leaves 150ml red wine (or use extra beef stock)500ml beef stock 50g grated parmesan , plus extra to serve (optional) side salad, to serve

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