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Spagetti Bolognese

It’s been a while since I posted one of my foody creations, I didn’t want you getting bored of me posting about food so I stopped posting for a while, the result is… I have a backlog of pictures and recipes to blog about.

My grandfather was craving this dish, so I had to try find the ingredients in the cupboards and fridge to make it. We didn’t have any garlic so I had to make do with adding extra herbs and you really couldn’t tell that garlic was missing, which was a good thing :D It turned out really nice and flavoursome.

500g Minced Beef
1 Onion, Chopped
1 Can Chopped Tomatoes
4 Fresh Tomatoes
5 Mushrooms, Sliced
1 Red Pepper, Sliced
Handful of Fresh Basil chopped roughly
2 tbsp Tomato Paste
4 tbsp Dried Mixed Herbs
1 tbsp Chopped Garlic (if you have it!)

1. Fry Onion in a pan on high heat until golden. Next add the minced beef and stir until brown.

2. Add vegetables, tin of chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, mixed herbs, garlic, and basil and mix together throughly making sure all the minced beef is covered.

3. Turn down the heat on the stove, and cover the pan letting the mixture simmer away for 20 minutes. Make sure you stir occasionally so it doesn’t burn or stick to the bottom of the pan.

4. Next, boil some water on high heat until bubbles appear, then add in a handful of dried spagetti. Once it all has shrunk into the pan (see pictures), turn heat down a little bit and let it bubble away for 10-12 minutes until tender.

5. Drain the water from the spagetti and put on a plate covering with some of the bolognese meat, maybe some leftover basil leaves and enjoy :D

Coming in the next few days…. Roast Chicken & Pasta Bake with Homemade Garlic Bread *yum*

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    June 15, 2008 at 4:21 am

    You should have a cook show.

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    Essa Behbehani
    June 15, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    yummmmmi i thiknk we gona beee best friends ;p

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    June 15, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    MMMMMMM! Looks really good, I would skin the tomatoes though and chopped them to smaller pieces! Other than that I so want to have a bite.. or two… or a whole dish of your spaghetti! LOL

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    June 15, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    chopped = chop

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    June 15, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    @Jacqui – hahahha no no no I’d rather just invite tons of my friends over to eat instead :D

    @Essa Behbehani – hahahaha *me sends you some food*

    @Ansam – once the tomatoes were in the sauce, I broke them into smaller pieces. They shrink down within the sauce anyway and break away so it isn’t a problem how big or small you chop them & sure you can have as much as u want :P

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    June 15, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    I just had sushi, this doesn’t move me! lol

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    June 16, 2008 at 1:57 am

    pix are perfect .. beautiful presentation :)

    u didnt break the macaroni .. i heard once on a TV show that Italian gets offended when we -not italians- break it!

    I only knew that it’s possible to cook macaroni without breaking it in Rachel Ray’s .. yes i’m that horrible at kitchen :S

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    June 16, 2008 at 10:00 am

    I think I’ll try that looks good, btw how about making a dish someone like me can make in under 20 minutes?

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    June 16, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Yummmmmmmy … I just spaghetti !!!

    I should post some of my pasta cooking, but I must say, it gets really messy when Im in the kitchen :P

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    June 16, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    **just love spaghetti :P

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    three-legs alice
    June 18, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    how weird: i was just telling my mom about an hour ago that i’m SERIOUSLY craving spaghetti bolognese SO much which is weird cos i dont even like spaghetti that much – and now i see this!
    damn my low carb diet :’-(

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    June 19, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    I want! =D

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    June 19, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    looks goood

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    June 23, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    These photos reminds me when i was living in the US, the easy meal to make was the PASTA :)

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    October 18, 2008 at 5:56 am

    I could never get bored with your foody posts! Please do more of them soon…

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