This recipe for spaghetti bolognese is a weeknight staple and quick and easy to make.
- 500g lean beef mince
- Olive oil
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 carrot
- 1 stick celery
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh chillies (optional)
Finely slice onion and garlic, and chop carrot and celery into small cubes.
Heat fry pan over medium to high heat and add olive oil to the pan.
Add the garlic and onion, frying for 2-3 minutes. Add the beef mince and stir until the mince browns.
Add the tomato paste and mix. Add the can of diced tomato, carrot and celery.
Meanwhile, boil water in a large pot and cook pasta until al dente.
Add salt, pepper, and basil to the mince mixture and stir through well.
Drain the pasta and mix in a dash of olive oil to avoid the pasta sticking together.
Serve by adding pasta to bowls, and topping with the beef mince. Garnish with fresh basil.