Spaghetti Bolognese

Recipe Courtesy of Mushrooms Canada


Simple ingredients simmer together to create a robust and satisfying sauce that is even better the next day.

Serves 6
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook Time: 1 hour


12 oz fresh crimini Mushrooms
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
12 oz lean ground beef
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp dried minced garlic
1/4 tsp dried minced onion
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup red wine
1 can tomato paste
1 bottle strained tomato purée
1 lb spaghetti, cooked and drained
1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves
Parmesan cheese


Place the mushrooms, onion and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan set over medium heat. Crumble in the ground beef. Cook for 5 minutes or until browned. Add the mushroom mixture, Worcestershire sauce, seasoning blend and salt. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender.

Stir in the wine; simmer for 1 minute. Add the tomato paste. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until dark red. Stir in the strained tomato purée. Simmer for 45 minutes or until thickened. Toss the spaghetti with the sauce and basil.

Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Tip: Freeze any leftover sauce in a tight container for up to 1 month.


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