Spaghetti Bolognaise

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




  • 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


  • 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.