Hello hello! Grace here.
I hope this finds you all safe, happy & well?
I thought I’d take a leaf out of our Dave’s book this Wellbeing-Wednesday and share one of my favourite recipes with you! Of course it’s my Mama’s recipe. It’s pretty standard I suppose, but it’s better than any other version I’ve tried! By a LONG shot. Spaghetti Bolognese!! Barbara & Grace Gray Stylie!
Wanna eat like Barb? Well here goes!
When I went to University, my Mum started a cute little recipe book for me…
And after German Potato Salad (I can share that one too, if you like!) was her infamous Spag bol which I wanted to know how to make at Uni. I’ve tried other recipes online and never like them as much in comparison, so here it is!
– Carrots (as many as you like!)
– 2-3 Large Onions
– Minced Beef (1lb for 3-4 people)
– 1 Can of Chopped Tomatoes
– Pasta Sauce (something tomatoey of your choosing… like tomato & basil)
– Lardons/Pancetta/Bacon (whichever you can find)
– 1 Boullion Cube
– Salt & Pepper
– Minced Garlic
– Seasoning Salt
Chop onions & brown them in butter, using a deep & large pan.
Simultaneously & separately boil chopped carrots for about 5-10 minutes, until softer (this isn’t necessary but it means you don’t have to wait for them to soften for ages)
Add minced meat to the browned onions until also brown (break the meat up, so as to make sure you get aaaaall of it cooked through)
Drain & add softened carrots to minced beef and onions. Mix.
Add tin of chopped tomatoes & add your pasta sauce. Mix.
Cook lardons/pancetta/bacon in a separate pan, pour out oil/grease and add to your recipe too!
Add your Bouillon stock cube (I break mine up into 4 pieces so that it mixes in equally)
Leave on low heat and add salt & pepper to taste. Take your time making your spaghetti… it’s impossible to overcook your Bolognese sauce! In fact, if you can leave it on low heat to soak in itself for 30 minutes, even better! Stir occasionally.
Serve atop spaghetti (or your favourite type of pasta) and grate a little (or a lot) cheddar cheese on your meal (very British!)
And voila! Eat Barbara’s spag bol!
Here’s an example of a time where MUCH more cheddar cheese was enjoyed… and that’s okay too!
Another cool addition is the garlic bread/toast that my Mark makes and adds to the meal! (Pictured above)
Simply butter your choice of bread (we used sourdough this time) evenly. Spread some minced garlic on the bread also, and sprinkle with some seasoning salt. Now pop this in the oven on 350 for about 3 minutes… SIMPLE!
Eat like Barb 😉
Give it a go! I’d LOVE to know what you think!
Oooof I’ve made myself hungry!
Lotsa love, Grace xo
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