Simple spaghetti bolognese

No matter how old you are, this classic is always a winner!


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 818 / Protein 55g / Carbohydr. 109g / Fat 17g

Ingredients (4 servings)

500 gspaghetti
500 gground beef
800 mlcrushed tomatoes (canned)
1 clovegarlic
150 gcarrots
1 tbsporegano (dried)
Parmesan cheese (grated) for serving
vegetable oil for frying


large saucepan, vegetable peeler, large frying pan, pasta tongs (optional), sieve, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

A medium-bodied, dry Sangiovese from Tuscany is the ideal pairing for this dish. Its fruit forwardness and bold acidity offers dynamic excitement to the palate.

Step 1

Simple spaghetti bolognese

Finely chop garlic. Peel and dice onion and carrots.

vegetable peeler, cutting board, knife

1 clove garlic / 1 onion / 150 g carrots

Step 2

Simple spaghetti bolognese

Heat some vegetable oil in a large frying pan and sauté onions, garlic, and carrots. Add ground beef and cook over medium-high heat until meat is browned, approx. 6 – 10 min. While cooking, break into pieces with a cooking spoon. Season with salt and pepper.

large frying pan, cooking spoon

500 g ground beef / salt / pepper / vegetable oil for frying

Step 3

Simple spaghetti bolognese

Add crushed tomatoes and season again with salt, pepper, and oregano. Simmer without a lid over medium heat for approx. 15 – 20 min.

800 ml crushed tomatoes / 1 tbsp oregano / salt / pepper

Step 4

Simple spaghetti bolognese

In the meantime, cook pasta in plenty of salted boiling water according to package instructions for approx. 10 – 12 min. until al dente. Drain, top with sauce, and serve with grated Parmesan.

large saucepan, pasta tongs (optional), sieve

500 g spaghetti / salt / Parmesan cheese to serve