Spaghetti Bolognese

Most children will enjoy a classic spaghetti bolognese. it's easy to create and a great way to get children to eat hidden vegetables.
  • 1:15 TIME
  • 10 portions

INGREDIENTS

1 onion (150g)

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1.2 litre water

600g lean mince beef

1 tsp oregano

20g MAGGI® Vegetable Bouillon

Black pepper, to taste

350g mushrooms, mixed, sliced

550g spaghetti

500g MAGGI® Rich & Rustic Tomato Sauce

1 tsp. basil, chopped

METHOD

Prep: 15 minutes. Cook: 60 minutes.

  1. In a large pan fry the onions in vegetable oil until soft, then add garlic and mushrooms and cook on low heat until fragrant.
  2. Add the minced beef to the pan followed by the water and break down with a whisk.
  3. Bring to the boil and skim the excess scum/fat off the surface (this is a brilliant way to reduce the fat in the mince). Stirring in the oregano and allow to simmer for 45 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  4. Add the tomato sauce and MAGGI Vegetable Bouillon and simmer for a further 30 minutes.
  5. Add the basil two minutes before serving, and some black pepper to taste.
  6. Serve with spaghetti cooked as per pack instructions.

CHEF'S TIP

By adding the raw mince to water and bringing to a simmer, all the fat and scum will rise to the surface and is easily removed with a ladle. It’s a very effective way of removing excess fat instead of draining in colander. Use roughly diced onions and blitz in the food processor; this saves time chopping and blends well into the mince sauce. 

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Typical Values

Per 100g

Per Serve 

Reference Intake

% RI*

Energy

331 kJ

79 kcal

1272 kJ

302 kcal

8400 kJ

2000 kcal

15%

Fat

2.1g

8.1g

70g

12%

of which: saturates

0.6g

2.4g

20g

12%

Carbohydrate

9.6g

36.6g

260g

14%

of which: sugars

1.2g

4.7g

90g

5%

Fibre

0.9g

3.6g

-

-

Protein

4.9g

18.9g

50g

38%

Salt

0.11g

0.42g

6g

7%

 

*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal).

Based on the stated recipe. Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.