Spaghetti bolognese to me is like my most comfy pair of fluffy winter slippers… it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. My ultimate comfort food (with loads of cheese) and I dare say one day my boys might tell people that nobody could make good old spag-bol like their Mamma! It’s their absolute favourite and makes a regular appearance on our weekly dinner menu.
Fry 1 chopped onion, 2 teaspoons crushed garlic over high heat until soft. Add 700g lean mince, season with ground salt, pepper and a dash or two of Worcester sauce. Brown well. The trick is to leave the mince to almost char on the bottom of the pan and then let the tomatoes pick up all the flavour.
Add 2 tins chopped and peeled tomatoes, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1-2 tsp paprika, Italian mixed herbs. Lower heat and leave to simmer for around 20 minutes.
Cook a large pot of gluten free spaghetti according to instructions. Always add about 60ml pasta water to the sauce before draining – adds a little extra shine and makes for a lovely consistency.
Stir in some finely sliced fresh basil before plating. Serve with grated mature cheddar or Parmesan cheese.
This recipe is dedicated to PicknPay – for the great special on mince, SanRemoPasta as always for the best gluten free spaghetti and last but absolutely not least, RobertsonWinery for an equally comfy and smooth Merlot!
Wishing you an amazing week!
This Monday calls for some comfort food! One big little boy with bronchitis and a long week ahead!
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Napoli sauce – diced tomatoes, thyme, onion, garlic
(Gluten free) Tagliatelle
Add parmesan, chilli, salt and pepper to your heart’s content!
As for me, wine is poured and I’m off to make a Peter Pan outfit.
I had to cheat with my first meal because we’re watching my Big Little Boy play a soccer match. I cooked this yesterday and it will be even better today!
This is absolutely my favourite soup – to be eaten steaming hot with warm and toasty ciabatta! Caldo verde (Portuguese Green Soup) which of course nobody can make better than my Portuguese family!
Here is a link to a good recipe – but I added the chorizo after blending the potatoes, it’s much better with the whole slices.
Even though it does contain lots of kale, it has been tested on children and they absolutely love it!