Spaghetti Bolognese is quite easily another favourite with the family. The trick to make this into a quick fix meal is to prep up the meat sauce ahead of time. I usually make a large batch and freeze this for a week or so. This way the assembly of the sauce and the boiled spag is another “Meal in less than 30 minutes”. The meat sauce has really simple ingredients and while you may choose using ground pork or beef, I’ve used some minced goat meat.
This hearty sauce is made with fresh tomatoes, onions, lots of garlic, carrots and oregano.I like to keep the Bolognese fairly thick so that it coats the spaghetti well. You may use the same sauce with any other variety Pastas or even a Lasagne.While some recipes call for use of some red wine.I’ve skipped this and instead added some balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to make the sauce a tad bit tart and it enhance the colour too.
Well, go ahead and combine your love for pasta and a quick dinner idea and do give this recipe a go.
This one is sure to give your dinner table a weeknight makeover.
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Onion (finely chopped)
- 1 carrot (small and chopped finely)
- 5-7 button mushrooms (sliced)
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 250 g Goat meat mince (mutton)
- 4 large tomatoes ( blanched and pureed)
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
- dash of salt and pepper
- Parmesan cheese (grated for the garnish)
- Fresh basil or parsley (garnish)
- 250 g Boiled Spaghetti
- Boil the spaghetti for 10 minutes and drain and keep aside.
- Brown the mince in some olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add water and cook till no more raw.
- Add some olive oil to another pan and saute the onions and garlic.
- Add in the finely chopped carrots and cook till done. Add in the mushroom and cook.
- Now add in the pureed tomatoes and some water and simmer till the sauce is fairly thick.
- Add in the balsamic vinegar and the brown sugar.
- Season with chilli flakes,salt and pepper.
- Once the sauce is ready add in the cooked meat and some more water and simmer further for 10 minutes
- Pour over the cooked spaghetti and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and some fresh parsley.
You nailed it! 🍃🍅
Thanks yes…came out good:))
Yum. I like the change up of the ingredients using balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Keep on cooking!
Thank you…yes the balsamic vinegar lends slight tart flavour and brown sugar compliments this..great that you dropped in:))
The sauce sounds wonderful–I like the ingredients you’ve used!
Great recipe Shy for one of my childhood classics. Have you tried adding a splash of milk to the sauce also? Some traditional recipes do this and it works a treat….
Thanks Laura…Will try adding some milk next time:))
Hi Shy– love that this is made with fresh tomatoes!! Sounds so bright and delicious! And your photos are lovely. thanks!
Thanks so much Rhonda…yes fresh tomatoes always lend a wonderful flavour:))
We have this at least once a fortnight – although never with goat meat. I’m sure it’s a great choice.
Hi Sally..goat meat comes out just as well as beef does…beef is banned in Mumbai and what one gets is Buff which is buffalo meat …we prefer the goat to the buff…all though the family misses the fantastic cuts of beef that was available in Dubai:))
This sounds like a very flavorful version of Bolognese. I’ve not seen goat in our small town market but it could use ground lamb.
Hi Karen…yes ground lamb works great as well as beef too…Its just that beef is banned here in Mumbai where we currently live so used some minced goat meat instead…yes indeed very flavourful thank you:))
Such a yummy classic, I absolutely love it!!
Yes indeed…its a family fav…Thanks for stopping by:))