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During the week we eat vegan or vegetarian meals but at the weekend I like to cook dinners with meat in. Spaghetti Bolognaise or ‘Spag Bowl’ as I like to call it, is a household favourite here. My Dad made the best ‘spag bowl’ and we all loved it. I’m pleased to share that I have carried this tradition on and my family really enjoy a spaghetti bolognaise too. Below the picture is the video link on how to make it and the recipe is there too.

Click Delicious Spaghetti Bolognese on my YouTube Channel Googie’s Kitchen

Serves 4


Delicious Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Grater
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Frying pan


  • Mince beef x 500g
  • Onions x 1 large
  • Garlic
  • Carrots x 2
  • Courgette x 2
  • Tomatoes x 2 400g tins
  • Tommy K or tomato puree x 2 tbsp
  • Beef broth x 250mls
  • Oregano x 1tsp
  • Bay leaves x 2
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Brown rice pasta x 300g
  • Parmesan or mature cheddar (optional)


  • Start by grating the carrots and courgettes.
  • Slice the onions and the garlic.
  • Heat the pan on a medium to high heat.
  • Add enough olive oil to cover the base of the pan.
  • When the pan has heated add the onions and garlic.
  • Fry for about 2 minutes then add the mince beef.
  • Now fry for a further 5 minutes or until the mince has browned.
  • Pour over the beef broth and tomatoes.
  • Then add the grated carrots, courgettes, bay leaves, oregano and tommy k or tomato puree.
  • Add the salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir all the ingredients into the sauce and then bring to the boil.
  • Turn the heat down and leave to simmer for about 40 minutes.
  • Leave 10 minutes at the end to the boil the pasta.
  • When the pasta is cooked, drain and add the pasta to the sauce.
  • Serve and add cheese if necessary, then enjoy.
Delicious Spaghetti Bolognese

My son and husband really enjoy eating this dish. It always seems to be a winner in this house. The recipe is easy and simple to follow. Normally it takes me less than an hour to make this dish. Also I make this dish at the weekend and then freeze it. Then I have a quick meal during the week. However you decide to eat this meal, as always, please enjoy!