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How To Make A Great Ragù For Your Spaghetti Bolognese


Spaghetti bolognese

Spaghetti bolognese is just about everyones favourite. It’s served at top restaurants and loved by students. It’s certainly one of my favourite pasta dishes. You can buy bolognese sauce at supermarkets and your local shops but there’s no reason why you can’t make your own ragù alla bolognese – as the Italians actually call it. In fact, it will taste just that much better if you do.

The basic ingredients can vary but the most common items are, celery, carrot, onion and garlic. You’ll also need tomatoes, again depending on the recipe, pureed, cherry tomatoes or tinned.

I often make Spaghetti bolognese for lunch, using just onion, garlic and sliced cherry tomatoes. I like to keep it simple and light, it gives me the energy I need to keep going through the rest of the day.

The following videos give you some idea of the basic ragù but adapted to different needs and meats. The first from Jamie Oliver is great for vegetarians, he uses lentils to provide some of the bulk.

The second video comes from Gennaro Contaldo, he uses a combination of meats (pork, veal and beef) along with the usual veggies.

The third video is from Gordon Ramsay who uses sausages in his sauce. He cuts them open and spreads the meat in to a pan. I buy packs of sausage meat that’s actually meant for for tomato farcies. It’s got great flavour and can be used for many other recipes too.

How do you make your ragù alla bolognese? Leave your ideas in the comments below…

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