Spaghetti Bolognese à la Wafaa

Spaghetti Bolognese - DinoW

Ingredients for 4 persons:

  • 1 pack of 500 grs. spaghetti
  • 500 grs. minced beef meat or 250grs minced beef meat mixed with 250 grs minced pork meat
  • 4 tbsps. tomato paste
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 8 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 small glass of wine
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 tbsps. vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pesto
  • 300 grs. shredded or grated parmesan cheese
  • Basil, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, sage
  • (1 medium chopped eggplant for a more gourmet taste)


Fill a medium pot with 3⁄4 of water and add olive oil and salt. When it boils, toss the spaghetti after breaking them in half. After 3 to 4 minutes turn off the heat. Put in a streamer and pour cold water. Put 2 tbsps. of vegetable oil in the pot then toss the spaghetti and season with salt. Stir for 5minutes and turn off the heat.

In a smaller pot, stir the minced meat in 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil until cooked; Add the onion then the garlic. Gradually season with basil, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and sage. Put the pesto, stir then pour the wine. After 3 minutes add tomato paste then 1/5 cup of water. Season with a bit of salt.

You can also mix the meat sauce and the spaghetti in a tray and put in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes for a crustier taste.

Drizzle some parmesan on the spaghetti when the meal is served.

For a more gourmet taste add 4 chopped pieces of 1 eggplant when you’re stirring the minced meat.

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