This recipe for spaghetti bolognese is a classic weeknight staple that’s quick and easy to make.

Serves 4


  • 500g of lean beef mince
  • Olive oil
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stick of celery
  • Pasta
  • Salt and pepper
  • Basil
  • Fresh chillies (optional)


Step 1

Finely slice onion and garlic, and chop carrot and celery into small cubes.

Step 2

Heat fry pan over medium to high heat and add olive oil to the pan.

Step 3

Add the garlic and onion, frying for 2-3 minutes. Add the beef mince and stir until the mince browns.

Step 4

Add the tomato paste and mix. Add the can of diced tomato, carrot and celery.

Step 4

Meanwhile, boil water in a large pot and cook pasta until al dente.

Step 5

Add salt, pepper, and basil to the mince mixture and stir through well.

Step 6

Drain the pasta and mix in a dash of olive oil to avoid the pasta sticking together.

Step 7

Serve by adding pasta to bowls, and topping with the beef mince. Garnish with fresh basil.