Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese – Ragu alla Bolognese Sauce

Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce

Hello everyone, Happy Spring to you, hope this wonderful season will bring new colourful moments in your life. In fact to celebrate Spring, my husband treated me with one of my top favourite dishes of all, Spaghetti Bolognese. He is really good in cooking this dish as he likes to stick to the traditional spaghetti Bolognese recipe which means using very few ingredients and slow cooking.

I really enjoyed the results as the mince meat and the vegetables blend amazingly well with each other producing a sweet, flavourful, pleasant, savoury texture. We used the most basic ingredients and avoided the bacon, the cream, milk and butter instead used a good extra virgin olive oil, and a pinch of sugar (to replace the sweetness of cream and milk) which I think didn’t change the taste at all, on the contrary you could feel the authentic flavour of all the ingredients. I definitely recommend trying this version of the amazing classic dish and you won’t be disappointed. I promise!

Spaghetti Bolognese the only Ingredients

Cooking time: 180 minutes

This recipe serves 4 people

 

For this special recipe you will need:

500 gr of Spaghetti pasta

300 gr of mince beef meat

150 gr of mince pork meat

50 gr of carrot

50 gr of celery

50 gr of onion

300 gr of plum canned tomatoes

1/2 glass of Dry White Wine (it is very important for the wine to be dry as it makes a difference on the taste)

10 gr of fresh parsley

A parsley infusion stock ( 300ml of hot water with some chopped parsley, black pepper and salt)

Extra Virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon of sugar

Salt

Black Pepper

 

The preparation:

First of all, prepare the parsley infusion stock by simple adding on a deep container 300 ml of boiling water, then add 10 gr of fresh chopped parsley, some black pepper and a pinch of salt.

Then, prepare the “soffritto” (chop the carrots, celery and onion into small pieces) and cook them for about 1-2 minutes in a  frying-pan on  a low-medium heat. After that, add to the vegetables, the beef and pork mince meat and cook it until slightly golden, later, add the black pepper, a pinch of salt and the 1/2 glass of white wine.

Spaghetti Bolognese Preparation

Let the wine evaporate and then add the tomato sauce with a pinch of sugar (to take away the acidic taste) and 150 ml  of vegetable stock. At this stage, cover with the lid and allow to cook on a low-medium heat for about 2  hours making sure to add the vegetable stock when needed.

Tips: The “ragu alla bolognese” is cooked when it is creamy and all the ingredients have blend together.

Taste and add salt and black pepper if needed. Now all you need to do is cook the pasta (al dente) and once it is cooked drain it and mix the pasta with the ragu. Add some parmesan shavings for a perfect final touch. 

 

Ragu alla Bolognese Sauce

I really hope you will like this recipe as much as I did, (well done to my husband) in fact whenever he is cooking it, I get really excited to the idea of the ragu alla bolognese bubbling in the kitchen,  it makes me feel cheerful and that life moment immediately becomes a pleasant one. You know, growing up I have learned that being surrounded by  few good, positive people and those simple things like (the sensations this kind of dish gives to me) are the key for a peaceful life.

Happy cooking and see you on the next recipe!

Enjoy!

 

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37 comments

  1. looks fabulous!

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    1. Aww thank you so much for the very nice words. I am so happy you like the recipe, I love how the simplicity of the ingredients produced such a delicious flavour. Please do try it, you will love the results.
      Have a nice week ahead,
      Alice

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  2. that’s a cute yummy pasta! I love the presentation 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice words, my husband will be very happy to read it. I really hope you will give it a go, You will love it, I promise. 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. you are welcome! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much amommasview for the nice comment. I am happy you like the recipe.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. I wanted to dig in the moment I read it 🙂

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      2. Lol, thank you so much amommasview for the very nice comment. Please do give it a go, it is really easy to make and the results are delicious!
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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      3. Will do 🙂

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  3. Beautiful presentation!

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    1. Thank you so much Bernice, my husband is really good when it comes to pasta presentation. He will be very happy to read your comment.
      Have a nice week ahead,
      Alice

      1. He did a beautiful job! Professional presentation. Have a great week! 🙂

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  4. Oh my god yes!!

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    1. Lol, thank you for the nice words Dana Fashina and please do give it a go, you will like the results very much.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. love recipes that take you back to the basics!

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    1. I completely agree with you Renee, the more you add to a recipe the less you will taste the real flavour of the ingredients.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  6. I’ve never heard of a parsely infustion stock before … I will certainly try it.

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    1. The parsley infusion (is just boiled water, with parsley, black pepper and salt) is used to enhance the vegetables and meat flavour. I like it because it has a mild flavour and it is used instead of regular vegetable stock. Please Osyth do give it a go, you will love the results.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Alice, I will … Parsley is plentiful here and I think it sounds as though it could become a stalwart in the fridge!

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  7. Looks good- a nice dish for a chilly night.

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    1. Thank you so much lovely A Famished Foodie for the very nice words. I am pleased you like the recipe, my husband will be delighted. Please do give it a go, I would love to hear the results from you.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  8. Love a good bolognese. Can’t wait to try this at my house!

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    1. Aww thank you so much Kenziesong for the lovely comment, I am so happy you want to try it, please do let me know the results! Fingers crossed! 🙂
      Best wishes,,
      Alice

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  9. I agree with you. Bolognese is my all time favorite pasta sauce. I make mine with milk, but this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks to you for always being so kind, I am happy you like this version. I really loved the results, so I would definitely recommend trying it.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Thanks. I plan to try your recipe. I’ll let you know how it turned out – not as good as your husband’s, I’m sure.

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      2. I am sure yours will be delicious. Hope you will like the results and please do let me know how it goes.
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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  10. Mamma Mia….!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice comment!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  11. Looks delicious! Thank you for liking my post and I hope to see you again visiting my blog!

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    1. You are welcome, I will definitely check your blog again!

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  12. I made your delicious combined recipe & loved every bite,…so fab too! ☺️

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    1. Sophie I am so happy, you tried the Spaghetti Bolognese recipe, too and loved the results. Yeahhh
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Have a great cool day, Alice! 🙂

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