Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

This is one of the UK's favourite dishes. Lovely recipe, please try it and enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large saucepan on the stove and add the butter.
  2. Fry the onion, carrot and garlic for a few minutes, stirring all the time.
  3. Add ground beef and cook for 4 minutes.
  4. Add wine and tomato paste, simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add broth and tomatoes.
  6. Simmer for 30-45 minutes before adding parsley, worcestershire sauce and plenty of salt and pepper.
  7. Serve with cooked buttered pasta and freshly grated parmesan.
Most Helpful

Excellent sauce! You get a nice richness from the wine, without it specifically tasting like wine itself. I used very lean turkey in this and DH said after simmering for an almost an hour you could not tell it was turkey anymore! I left out the second butter and used a teaspoon of oil for sauteing to make this healthier. I also added bay leaves and Italian seasoning, and topped with a lot of fresh parsley. Mushrooms would be a great addition to this spaghetti sauce. I served this over a pound of pasta and it was still very saucy, feeding 4.

Maito August 19, 2011

I needed a fast spaghetti sauce and yours was relly good.I used fresh herbs 'cause I can't resist. I made this for WT3.Great recipe; thanks for posting. Rita

Sage June 30, 2007

My kids had asked for spaghetti and meat sauce and I remembered I'd seen this recipe for the World Tour...kill two birds with one stone, and all that. ;-) It was delicious. The wine cooks down in the sauce to a deep savouriness that some try to achieve quickly by adding red wine vinegar. The worcestershire sauce was a nice touch, too. The family loved it, so this is a definite 5 stars from us!

evelyn/athens June 05, 2007