Spaghetti Bolognese | Lagos Groceries

This basic mince sauce can be used in many ways and is perfect for a midweek meal.

Makes: 6-8 servings


    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sunflower oil
    • 500 g lean beef mince
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 celery stalk with leaves, chopped
    • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, seeds removed and chopped
    • 2 carrots, grated
    • 2 tsp (10 ml) each dried thyme and mixed herbs
    • 1 x 410 g tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) tomato paste
    • 2 tbsp (30 ml) chutney
    • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt lemon juice and black pepper to taste
    • 300 g spaghetti


    Step 1. Heat 1 tsp of the oil in a frying pan and fry mince until browned. Spoon out and drain excess fat.

    Step 2. Heat another 1 tsp of the oil in the same pan and fry onion, celery, garlic and green pepper for a few minutes.

    Step 3. Add carrots, herbs, tomatoes, tomato paste, chutney and ½ tsp salt with meat. Reduce heat, cover with a lid and simmer for 30-45 minutes.

    Step 4. Season well with lemon juice and pepper.

    Step 5. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add pasta and the remaining ½ tsp salt. Cook until tender and drain well. Stir in the remaining 1 tsp oil.

    Step 6. Serve warm pasta with spaghetti sauce.

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