Spaghetti Bolognese – Another Italian crazy good dish

What to add about Spaghetti that people don’t know already about?

Quick and easy, here is what you need and how to do it:


  • 1 pound (450g) ground beef (or a combination of beef and pork)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 can (14 ounces/400g) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • 1 pound (450g) spaghetti
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat a large saucepan or pot over medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Add the chopped onion, garlic, carrot, and celery, and sauté until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Push the vegetables to one side of the pot and add the ground beef to the other side. Cook the beef, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned and cooked through.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beef or vegetable broth, and red wine (if using) to the pot. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  4. Add the dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, bay leaf, salt, and black pepper. Stir to incorporate the seasonings into the sauce.
  5. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the sauce simmer for at least 1 hour (you can simmer it longer for even more flavor), stirring occasionally.
  6. While the sauce is simmering, cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the cooked spaghetti and set aside.
  7. Once the sauce has simmered and developed a rich flavor, taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  8. To serve, divide the cooked spaghetti among plates or bowls. Top with a generous amount of the Bolognese sauce.
  9. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves, if desired.

This recipe creates a hearty and flavorful Bolognese sauce that pairs perfectly with spaghetti. The long simmering time allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a delicious and comforting dish.

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