Spicy spaghetti bolognese

Calories per serving 345.


serves 4.
225 g (8 oz) extra lean minced beef
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
150 g (5 1/2 oz) mushrooms, sliced
1 cooking apple, peeled and grated
150 g (5 1/2 oz) carrots, grated
1 teaspoon hot chilli powder or cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 tablespoons tomato puree
400 g can of chopped tomatoes
225 g (8 oz) spaghetti
salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat a large, heavy based non stick frying pan and add the mince.

2. Dry fry it for 5 minutes until it is evenly browned.

3. Add the onion, garlic, mushrooms, apple, carrots, chilli powder or cayenne pepper and ground coriander and cook for a further 5 minutes.

4. Stir in the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and 4 tablespoons of water; and bring to the boil.

5. Cover reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring from time to time.

6. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of lightly salted, boiling water for 8 - 10 minutes until tender, Drain well.

7. Mix the cooked spaghetti into the bolognese mixture, season and heat through to serve.

What did you think?

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Needs refining
posted by Walker @ 02:52PM, 7/30/11
Thank you for this. It was delicious. I was very pessimistic during cooking mainly due to quantity issues but was glad it turned out OK. Some recommendations anyway:

Use a medium onion, small mushrooms, and half a cooking apple. 150g of carrots also seems like far too much. Maybe somewhere between 115-125g would be better?

As it stands, the recipe requires a huge pan (I used a large wok) and serves more like six people than the stated four. I'm also having a hard time believing each serving only contains 345 calories (even if split between six) but hey, I could be wrong. ;)
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