19 Reviews

I first had spaghetti bolognese in Brussels at a tiny Italian cafe; I've been looking for the perfect recipe to make this ever since. Now I have found it! This is SO tasty! I went and saut?ed the vegetables in the bacon drippings. I pur?ed all the veggies in my food processor. Next time I will probably add some red pepper flakes (personal preference). LOVE this and THANK you for a great recipe!

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MiaSumitra July 16, 2012

This is fantasitc! Great for lasagna too. I have tried other ground meats and like a mix of beef and pork the best.

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misscain March 21, 2012

I have made this many time now. It is by far the best spaghetti bolognese i have had, Delicious! Thanks for posting.

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lackii650 December 01, 2011

I wasn't particularly fond of this recipe. I think when I increased the serving size the wine was too much. Perhaps it would have been fine just the way as presented.

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Maxine Balling September 01, 2009

This is a good spaghetti recipe. I did however add more tomato paste, it didnt seem quite tomatoey enough. Also I didn't have cream so I put 2Tbsp of milk in.. was still nice. Thanks for this one fireball :)

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Chef Kayser February 19, 2009

My husband is the pasta cook out of the two of us, I just don't touch italian recipes but he was working late and wanted spag bol so I reluctantly agreed to make it. Came on recipezaar to get the highest rating recipe and here it was - I cooked it without celery (didn't have it), and didn't have mushrooms so used a mushroom stock cube. To fireball's credit I am now chef spag bol maker - my husband said it was the best he had tasted and he was no longer making it, so not sure whether to say thanks or not LOL but it was delicious - cooked it for hours, and it tasted amazing the next day too. Am about to make it now for New years eve, it's his favourite dish (have cooked it a couple of times). Hearty, flavoursome and well worth the effort. Thank you.

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maplecottage December 31, 2008

I've cooked this a few times now and it's the best spag bol recipe I've ever used. I tend to fry the mince on it's own before adding it to the veg. I also add extra tom puree and worcester sauce. I make huge batches, then bag it off and freeze it in portions. That way we just take it out of the freezer in the morning, and heat it up in the evening when we get back from work.

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juliemcarpenter April 22, 2008

Great recipe. The family loved it. I left out the celery (personal preference) and I didn't have any mushrooms or red wine so I threw in a dash of Worcestershire sauce & some basil, also, because my kids are so fussy, I use onion flakes & minced garlic and grated the carrot. I added some Tomato Paste but I don't think it really needed it. Because of time restraints, I simmered the sauce for only 1/2 an hour. This is the kind of recipe that you can throw extras in to suit your taste. I dished this up with some grated cheese & sour cream on top. I'll keep this recipe for regular use. Thanks Fireball :)

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delnz99 April 15, 2006

This smelled fantastic as it cooked, but we felt the flavour was a bit thin. I reckon a bit more tomato puree or even some paste would have given it a bit more body. Also thought the directions regarding what to do with onions, carrots, garlic (how to chop etc) were a bit vague for a first time cook especially.

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JustJanS November 16, 2004

Honestly I will never make another recipe written by an amateur ever again! I followed this to the letter and it was so GREASY! I gave half to a friend who likes good food as well and this recipe was not 'fresh' tasting at all. Will not make this again needless to say!

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jenniferhowse April 08, 2016
traditional spaghetti bolognese