Spaghetti Bolognese A Delight

By liliaturcin5

Spaghetti Bolognese is a classic dish that the whole family will enjoy! A generous dish perfect for lunch or dinner! You can use other pasta variations; tagliatelle or fettuccine.


  • 500g minced beef
  • 400g tomato puree or tomato pulp
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 1 medium carrot finely grated
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 2 sprigs of flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 good pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pepper (paprika)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin (optional)
  • 1 packet of spaghetti (500g)


  1. Sauté the chopped garlic and onion in a large nonstick skillet with olive oil and butter for a few minutes.
  2. Add the grated carrot then sauté for a few minutes while stirring then increase the heat, add the minced meat and mix with a wooden spoon or fork, making sure to crush the meat so that it does not form lumps!
  3. Once the meat begins to cook and change color, add the tomato puree, the tomato puree, the celery stalk (you can chop it, I put it in a stalk then I remove it at the end of cooking) and the laurel. Salt, pepper, add the sweet pepper, the nutmeg and the cumin powder, mix everything.
  4. Add a glass of boiling water (you can add vegetable or beef broth) then simmer the Bolognese over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring regularly (2 minutes before the end of cooking remove the celery stalk and add chopped parsley).
  5. Cook the spaghetti the spaghetti in plenty of salted boiling water. Mix well to immerse them. When boiling resumes, start counting down the cooking time indicated on the package (11 minutes for me). Allow to boil uncovered for the required time. The pasta should cook to a rolling boil. Stir the pasta from time to time with a wooden spoon to prevent it from sticking and the cooking water from overflowing. Al dente, firm or deliciously tender? To settle the cooking pasta debate, trust your own taste by tasting a pasta at the end of cooking.
  6. Once the spaghetti are cooked, drizzle them with olive oil and mix so that they don’t stick! Serve them with bolognese sauce, you can sprinkle them with parmesan and chopped parsley!