Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Indulge in the classic flavors of Spaghetti Bolognese with this hearty recipe featuring New Zealand Premium Grass-Fed Super Lean Beef Mince. Savory, satisfying, and simple to prepare, it's a timeless favorite that's sure to please your taste buds.

Classic Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe


  • 500g New Zealand Premium Grass-Fed Super Lean Beef Mince
  • 400g spaghetti
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 400g canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional, for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Beef Mince:

    • Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
    • Add a drizzle of olive oil and the finely chopped onion. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
    • Add the minced garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
    • Add the New Zealand Premium Grass-Fed Super Lean Beef Mince to the pan. Break it up with a wooden spoon and cook until it's browned and no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  2. Add Vegetables:

    • Add the finely chopped carrot and celery to the pan. Sauté for an additional 5 minutes, or until the vegetables start to soften.
  3. Tomato Base:

    • Stir in the tomato paste, dried oregano, and dried basil. Cook for 2 minutes to release the flavors.
  4. Crushed Tomatoes:

    • Pour in the canned crushed tomatoes. Mix well, and then reduce the heat to low. Let the sauce simmer for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If it gets too thick, you can add a splash of water.
  5. Season and Simmer:

    • Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Remember, you can always adjust the seasoning later, so start with a little and add more if needed.
    • Continue to simmer the sauce on low heat, allowing it to thicken and the flavors to meld together.
  6. Cook Spaghetti:

    • While the sauce is simmering, cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until it's al dente. Drain and set aside.
  7. Serve:

    • Once the Bolognese sauce is rich and thick, it's ready. Spoon it generously over the cooked spaghetti.
    • Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves if desired.
  8. Enjoy:

    • Serve your classic Spaghetti Bolognese hot, and savor the delicious combination of the flavorful beef mince sauce and perfectly cooked spaghetti.

This classic Spaghetti Bolognese recipe featuring New Zealand Premium Grass-Fed Super Lean Beef Mince is sure to become a family favorite. Bon appétit!

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