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Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti BologneseSince I am ethnically Chinese, a traditional dinner would be rice alongside some green vegetables, fish and a meat dish. It’s what my evening meal would look like everyday growing up and so naturally; I easily grew tired of Asian cuisine. In those instances, my mom would confide in the classic Italian dish, spaghetti Bolognese, for variety every time. It is a dish I adore for its great flavors and for me personally, it always reminds me of home.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 5 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp of mixed herbs
  • Basil leaves
  • Oregano
  • Minced meat
  • Vegetable Stock
  • Mushrooms
  • 1 lb. Spaghetti
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese to taste

Directions

  1. Before cooking anything, take 1 tomato and blend it until it becomes a puree. Take the rest of the tomatoes and chop them into squares.
  2. Over medium heat, heat the olive oil in a saucepan and sauté the minced meat. Then add the mushrooms with the onions and garlic.
  3. Place the chopped tomatoes, the puree, mixed herbs and vegetable stock in a boiling pot, adding the meat, mushrooms, onions and garlic.
  4. Once boiling, let it simmer for 40-50 minutes until the sauce becomes thicker
  5. In a separate boiling pot, add the spaghetti and add water until covered. Boil for 10 minutes. Add salt for more flavor. Keep the pot covered.
  6. Once ready, drain the spaghetti and serve on a plate.
  7. Put the sauce over the plate and sprinkle basil leaves, oregano and black pepper over it. Then add the cheese.