Spaghetti Bolognese


spaghetti bolognese

Now this was what the fuss was all about, making that marinara sauce from scratch and all. Spaghetti bolognese is probably the most eaten pasta in my house….I guess initially the kids and hubster tolerated it because they love my garlic bread (garlic bread is a must with bolognese), but of course I try to make both dishes pleasurable rather than having to just eat it for the sake of eating it. So after much trials and errors, I have stuck to this recipe of making bolognese. It’s actually silly thinking you have to put so much effort to making something as common and simple as a bolognese but simplest things are the hardest to get it right sometimes.

spaghetti bolognese

Hubster and the kids do not appreciate bolognese that taste sickly sweet. I think balance is the key and also I have recently learnt that you should cook the beef down to a near crisp rather than just colour it grey before pouring the sauce in. This brings out more flavour and depth to the sauce. Adding the right vegetables also is key. I think carrots add a subtle sweetness to the sauce. And more vegetables means more win for the kids. Of course you might ask why I didn’t add a celery along with the other base vegetables, of course you can. But celery is not something I have in my fridge all the time so I work with what I have and try to bring out the best outcome. But feel free to add celery if you fancy.

spaghetti bolognese

The bolognese sauce was enough to feed us four and still have leftovers for the next day. You can either eat with pasta again or convert it to some other dishes such as;

meat sauce

Shepherd’s Pie
Pastitsio
Chilli Dogs
Meat Sauce with Tortilla Chips

fly collage This little insect decided to photobomb my shoot, bloody persistent too….

 




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