Sunday, January 3, 2021

Mum's Spaghetti Bolognaise

 This was always my favorite food as a kid. But I had never heard anyone call it "Bolognaise" since I lived in England back in the 1970's. Here in Canada, it was just called "spaghetti sauce". I talked to my Mum in England, she gave me her recipe. I tried it and it was exactly as I remembered it.  Yum


  • 500g minced beef
  • Can of chopped tomatoes 400g
  • 2 large tbsp of tomato purée
  • approx 2 tbsp of oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 largish teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Chop onion.
  2. Finely, crush garlic.
  3. Heat the oil and fry the meat until it is no longer pink. 
  4. Add onion then garlic and fry until the onion is softened. 
  5. Add flour. Stir. 
  6. Add tinned tomatoes and tomato purée. 
  7. Add can of water and the seasoning. 
  8. Bring to boil 
  9. Turn down to simmering. Simmer on low flame for approx.  25 to 30 mins. 
  10. Adjust seasoning to your taste.

Serve over spaghetti. Generously sprinkle freshly shredded parmesan cheese. I like to add a side of broccoli and carrots (but that's just me 🙂).

Bon Appétit! 

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