Tagliatelle à la Bolognese recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 1 hr to cook
  • 720 calories / serving
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Based on a simple ragu, this meaty bolognese recipe is perfect served with pasta - we love it with thick tagliatelle, but you can use spaghetti, or any other shape, if preferred. This rich beef sauce is sure to be a family favourite.

  1. Prepare the bolognese by heating the olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat for 1 minute. Add the onions with a little salt and sweat them for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the minced garlic and stir well, cooking for a further 2-3 minutes.
  2. Increase the heat and add the mince, browning well and stirring to break the meat up. Once browned, stir in the chopped tomatoes, then the stock and red wine and bring to the boil; the sauce will look quite thin at this point but it will thicken as it reduces. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the bay leaf and dried oregano.
  3. Cook for 45-50 minutes uncovered until the sauce has thickened, making sure to stir occasionally. Once the sauce is ready, adjust the seasoning and keep warm.
  4. Cook the tagliatelle in a large saucepan of boiling salted water according to packet instructions until al dente; usually 8-10 minutes. Drain well and spoon divide between 4 serving bowls. Spoon the sauce on top and then sprinkle over the grated parmesan. Garnish with thyme sprigs and a little freshly ground black pepper before serving. 

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  • Ingredients

  • For the bolognaise

  • 30ml olive oil
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 150ml red wine
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • salt
  • pepper
  • For the pasta and garnish

  • 400g tagliatelle
  • 25g Parmesan, finely grated
  • sprigs of thyme
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 400g beef mince
  • Energy 3030kj 720kcal 36%
  • Fat 24g 35%
  • Saturates 9g 45%
  • Sugars 13g 15%
  • Salt 1.1g 19%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 89.1g Protein 35.4g Fibre 7.6g


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