Spaghetti Bolognese With A Coffee Twist

BologneseServes: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 1 hr

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 rashers of reduced salt bacon
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 500g 5% fat lean beef mince
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 250ml beef stock, made with half a stock cube
  • 1 tsp instant coffee, dissolved in the hot stock
  • 300g spaghetti
  • Parmesan to serve

What To Do:

  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the bacon over a high heat for a couple of minutes until browned and crisp.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and fry the onion, carrot, celery and garlic for around 8-10 minutes until soft.
  • Add the mince and fry until browned. Add the tomatoes and oregano, along with the stock and coffee.
  • Cover and simmer on a very low heat for around 45 minutes until the sauce is thick and nicely reduced.
  • Season with black pepper.
  • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti to the packet instructions. Divide the spaghetti between 4 bowls and spoon over the Bolognese. Grate over some parmesan and serve.

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