Monday, 23 July 2012

Meals Under $10 - Spaghetti Bolognese

This weeks meal to feed your family for under $10 is an old favourite and I am sure that most of you already have your own recipe that you go to when you make this, but for those who have never made Spaghetti Bolognaise then here is the recipe I use.  It is one I know off by heart as I have been making it for years and it's another family favourite.

Spaghetti Bolognese (Approx cost $7.50)

500 Minced Beef
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf

Spaghetti pasta cooked in boiling water
Parmesan Cheese to serve

Fry beef mince in a pan until well browned.  Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.  Add tomato paste and cook for another minute, this deepens and caramelises the flavour of the tomato paste.
Add all of the herbs and cover the entire mixture with water. (Approximately 2 cups).  Simmer for approximately an hour to allow the flavour of the herbs to infuse throughout the meat sauce.

Cook pasta in boiling salted water for approximately 10 minutes. Drain.

Arrange the pasta on a plate and serve the meat sauce on top.

I serve Spaghetti Bolognese with parmesan cheese and garlic bread on the side.

This is also a great prepare ahead meal.  You can double or even triple the quantity and freeze portions of the meat sauce.  Then when you  need a quick meal you only need to defrost the sauce and cook the pasta.



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