Spaghetti Bolognaise (Brought to you by SORTEDfood)

Classic italian dish that is simple, easy to make, and great for athletes to eat before a game. Loaded with vegetables, protein, and carbs.


  • 1 packet of minced beef (500g)
  • a glug of olive oil
  • 1 white onion, peeled
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • a handful of mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp dried oregano, chopped
  • squeeze of tomato puree
  • a glass of red wine
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • beef stock (400ml)
  • a splash of milk
  • a splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • spaghetti (400g)
  • handful of parmesan, grated (80g)


Fry off the meat in a deep saucepan with a little oil until browned and transfer to a bowl.

Dice the onion, celery, carrot and mushrooms and add to the same pan and fry for a few minutes.

Add the crushed garlic, oregano, tomato puree and red wine and stir to reduce.

Pour the chopped tomatoes, beef stock, milk, seasoning and Worcestershire sauce into the pan with the fried mince and simmer slowly for at least an hour (a few hours is best).

Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water for about 8-10 minutes until cooked, then drain and sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper. 

Serve a heap of spaghetti with a generous ladle of bolognaise and grating of fresh parmesan.

Serves 4


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