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Spaghetti Bolognese

Published Wednesday, 03 September, 2008 by Abbie Moss

Cheap, easy, tasty and no jars!!!



  • 500g/ 1lb mined beef
  • 2 medium sized onions, peeled and diced
  • 1.5 Knorr chicken stock cubes (weird i know but it works!!)
  • 1 tin of tomato puree (they're always under 20p!)
  • Water (the equivalent of 2 tins of puree)
  • 1 clove of garlic (optional)
  • Small amount of olive oil
  • Spaghetti (i don't know what quantity to give as it depends on how many people you're feeding)
  • Serves 2-4 people


Note: It is better to use a deep quite large saucepan for this recipe.

1. Heat the oil in the pan and add the onions and garlic (stirring continuously).

2. When the onions go translucent, add the mince and brown. Its better to separate the mince with your fingers as you can sometimes end up with lumps.

3. When the mince is brown, drain off all the liquid and add the stock cubes (stirring so they dissolve).

4. Add the tomato puree and cook for a few minutes.

5. Add 2 tins of water (using the tomato puree tin) and stir.

6. Cover and simmer for 40 mins (follow cooking instructions on pack for spaghetti).

Note: If you can't find a tin of puree, then use 1 part puree to 2 parts water. Also, you can pretty much add any veg etc that you want to this recipe, just play about with it. You could also freeze this in portions and use whenever you like!


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