The best spaghetti bolognese recipe

"Our best ever spaghetti bolognese is super easy and a true Italian classic with a meaty, chilli sauce. This recipe comes courtesy of BBC Good Food user Andrew Balmer"
Prep time:
25 min
Cook time:
1 hr 50 min
Servings:
6 people

Health Score

High
Medium
Low
7.2 / 10
Medium score

Glycemic Index

Index
53
Low
Load
35
High

Nutrition per serving:

Calories624.00 kcal31%
Fat25.00 g36%
Carbs58.00 g22%
Sugars12.00 g13%
Protein35.00 g70%
Sodium1.60 mg0%
Fiber6.00 g21%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Glycemic Index
53
Low
Glycemic Load
35
High

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
4 rashers smoked streaky bacon, finely chopped
2 medium onions, finely chopped
2 carrots, trimmed and finely chopped
2 celery sticks, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
2-3 sprigs rosemary leaves picked and finely chopped
500g beef mince
2 x 400g tins plum tomatoes
small pack basil leaves picked, ¾ finely chopped and the rest left whole for garnish
1 tsp dried oregano
2 fresh bay leaves
2 tbsp tomato purée
1 beef stock cube
1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
125ml red wine
6 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
75g parmesan grated, plus extra to serve
400g spaghetti
crusty bread to serve (optional)

Directions

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