All Day Simmering Spaghetti Bolognese

    All Day Simmering Spaghetti Bolognese


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    The secret to this sauce is that it's simmered all day. Beef mince, onion, celery, capsicum, bay leaves, garlic and chilli flakes combine to create a rich flavourful sauce.

    Serves: 7 

    • 500g premium mince beef
    • 2 (800g) tins whole peeled tomatoes
    • 370g tomato paste
    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 4 stalks celery, diced
    • 2 fresh green capsicum, diced
    • 1 fresh red capsicum, diced
    • 15 fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 5 tablespoons Italian seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 4 bay leaves
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 500g spaghetti

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:6hours  ›  Ready in:6hours30min 

    1. In a large frying pan, brown mince over medium heat until no longer pink; cut up any remaining chunks of beef and reserve.
    2. In a large saucepan, combine whole tomatoes and paste; mash until smooth. Cover and heat on low.
    3. In a large frying pan over medium heat, quickly sear onion and celery until transparent; add to spaghetti sauce in saucepan. In same frying pan, saute capsicums and mushrooms for a few minutes, but do not allow them to become soft; add to sauce.
    4. Add Italian herbs, dried red pepper flakes, bay leaves, basil and garlic to sauce; add mince then mix. Remove cover, simmer over low heat and continue to simmer all day, stirring occasionally.
    5. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Add sauce to pasta; serve.

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