Thursday, October 8, 2009

Jamie Oliver's Oven Baked Spaghetti Bolognese

I normally make my own spaghetti bolognese, however my friend Anne (pictured left) has been banging on about me making Jamie Oliver's Oven Baked Spaghetti Bolognese after a successful attempt in Spetember. So I'm going husband has a love affair with pasta anyway and I think my spaghetti is his favourite meal...I'm guessing that Jamie Oliver should be better than me!

Anyway I'm back to the house tomorrow morning so I'll be leaving this as a surprise for my husbands Friday night supper. If he doesn't like it Anne, I blame you ( and you are not allowed back in Florida ;-) ).

  • 10 slices of pancetta or smoked streaky bacon rashers, sliced
  • 1 handful rosemary, leaves picked and roughly chopped
  • olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound chuck steak, minced, or best minced beef
  • 1 wineglass of red wine
  • 1 level teaspoon dried oregano
  • 14 ounce tin of tomatoes
  • 7 ounce tube of tomato puree or 1 small jar sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound dried spaghetti
  • 1 handful of fresh basil
  • 2 handfuls of grated Parmesan or strong Cheddar cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2.  In a large hot pan that can go in the oven, fry the pancetta and rosemary in a little olive oil until lightly golden.
  3. Then add the onion and garlic and fry for a further 3 minutes, until softened, before adding the minced beef.
  4. Stir and continue frying for 2 to 3 minutes before adding the wine.
  5. Reduce slightly, then add the oregano, all the tomatoes, and the tomato puree.
  6. Season well to taste, bring to the boil, cover with greaseproof paper or a lid, and place in the preheated oven for an hour and a half.
  7. Towards the end of the cooking time, put your spaghetti into a large pot of fast-boiling salted water until al dente (check the packet for cooking time).
  8. When it's cooked, drain it in a colander.
  9. Just before serving, add some ripped-up fresh basil to the sauce.
  10. Serve with your spaghetti and some grated Parmesan or strong Cheddar.
Thanks Jamie, I'll let you know what he thinks..!



  1. when i bought my house throught costa rica homes for sale i wanted a great kitchen with a big space to put a big oven. Now i can baking every kind of cakes in there.

  2. My cousin makes this bolognese sauce and he absolutely LOVES does his wife...I am going to try it.



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