Spaghetti Bolognaise Recipe

To take the mystery out of what is a favourite in many homes, here is a basic winning recipe you can refer to time and time again, or use it as the meaty layer for lasagne or canneloni.


Prep Time

15 minutes

Cooking Time

50 minutes



Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 large  onion, finely chopped
  •  30  ml  SPAR Olive Oil
  • 250  g   lean beef mince
  • 2 rashers  SPAR Rindless Streaky Bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk   celery
  • 1  carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  •  2 large  garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed
  • 1 can  SPAR whole peeled tomatoes
  •  bay leaf
  • 400 g  SPAR Spaghetti
  •  Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Method

  • Heat the olive oil in a pot over medium heat and saute the onion until softened.
  • Add the mince and bacon, and brown, stirring all the time.
  • Add the celery, carrot and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and bay leaf. Simmer covered on low heat for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.  A small amount of beef stock or red wine may be added if necessary to stop the sauce drying out.

Hints & Tips

Double up the recipe, then freeze half for another day, to save yourself lots of time!
Bacon is easier to chop using kitchen scissors than a knife.