It’s safe to say that spaghetti Bolognese is one of the most popular dishes in the world, and for a good reason. This classic Italian dish encapsulates comfort food at its best - rich, hearty, and incredibly satisfying.

To cook the perfect spaghetti Bolognese, follow these five simple steps:

Step 1: The Ingredients Make sure to gather high-quality ingredients. You’ll need:

  • 400g spaghetti
  • 500g good-quality beef mince
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 x 400g cans of tinned tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Step 2: Preparing the Vegetables In a large pan, heat some olive oil and add the onions, carrot, celery, and garlic. Cook until soft and golden, usually about 10 minutes.

Step 3: Adding the Mince Next, add the mince to the pan and cook until browned.

Step 4: The Sauce Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, bay leaves, and oregano to the pan, then season with salt and pepper. Simmer for about 1 hour until the sauce thickens.

Step 5: Cooking the Spaghetti While the sauce is simmering, cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet. Once cooked, drain and add directly to the pan with the sauce. Toss together so that the pasta is fully covered in the Bolognese sauce.

Your perfect spaghetti Bolognese is ready! Serve with a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan and enjoy.