Spaghetti Bolognese

Preparation:   10 minutes

Cooking:   1 hour

Serves 4

1 tblspn oil

2 onions, chopped

500 g minced lean beef

500 g fresh tomatoes, roughly chopped

3 tblspn tomato paste

2 tblspn fresh basil, chopped

Freshly ground black pepper

1 cup red wine

1 cup water

500 g spaghetti

Grated Parmesan cheese, to serve
Fresh crusty bread, to serve


Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add onions. Sauté until onions are tender. Add mince steak. Stir over high heat until meat is browned. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and pepper. Add wine and water. Mix well. Bring to boil, reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for approximately 45 minutes or until nearly all liquid has evaporated.


Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to directions on the packet. Drain and keep warm. Serve sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with fresh crusty bread.