Spaghetti Bolognaise

this recipe will feed about 8 people


  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 kg mince
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tall jar passata
  • 1 glass of red wine
  • salt & pepper
  • dried basil, oregano and bay leaves
  • 500g spaghetti – or more if needed


  1. In a large heavy saucepan add onions and fry in oil until glassy – add paprika. Mix and cook just a little.
  2. Add mince and mix well over heat so mince browns well, stir in garlic.
  3. Add jar of passata, mix well. Add salt, pepper, generous dried basil and oregano, a few bay leaves and red wine. Mix well, turn down and stir occasionally.
  4. Simmer for around 45 – 60 minutes.
  5. Cook spaghetti.
  6. Serve with parmesan and salad.