Spaghetti Bolognese With Red Wine
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- Ready In:
- 500 g minced beef
- 750 ml red wine, whatever you prefer
- 1 teaspoon dried herbs
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 (400 g) can chopped tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons dried chili pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- 1 (500 g) packet spaghetti
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- parmesan cheese, to serve
- Place the minced meat, red wine, mixed herbs and salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Stir well.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight or all day.
- Heat oil in pan.
- Stir fry onion and garlic until soft.
- Add red wine mixture, tomato paste, canned tomatoes, sweet chili sauce and chili flakes.
- Bring to the boil then simmer uncovered for 45 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and the mixture resembles traditional bolognese consistency.
- (it will be much darker colour than usual).
- Cook the spaghetti as mentioned on the packet.
- At the last minute, stir the chopped parsley through the sauce.
- Add sauce to the drained spaghetti and top with grated Parmesan cheese.
- Serve with a nice glass of red.
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Sorry about the rating barb I would like you to check my About Me page to see how I rate recipes :-) I have this recipe by Ainsley, and have often planned to make it, and did so tonight. I marinated the meat last night (maybe too long I think) and cooked this tonight. Russell actually enjoyed this a lot more than I did. I thought the meat tasted just like boiled red wine, with no real other flavours except the chilli. Although we ate it, I wouldn't make it again as I think it (the addition of red wine) made a relatively cheap meal relatively expensive and the flavour didn't live up to that. On a positive note, it was very easy to make.
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Hi all. Currently live in Adelaide, Australia. Have 2 beautiful teenage daughters who also love cooking and trying new recipes. I absolutely love chilli - even have it on poached eggs for breakfast!! I collect cookbooks - not that I need them now I have found this website!! I do like to sit with a glass of wine and skim through looking at recipes. Ainsley Harriot is a favourite - his spaghetti with red wine bolognaise sauce is heavenly!! I have a collection of recipes dating back to the 1970's (started collecting them when I was 14) - my children keep saying they want it when I die!!(no intention of going anywhere yet!). I am now doing up 2 books for the kids with my best recipes to give them when they leave home to stop any arguments.