Speedy bolognese


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time35 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Speedy bolognese

Speedy spaghetti bolognese. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Make tonight pasta night with a mouthwatering bolognese recipe. Uncork a bottle of red for the table, sit down and dig in.


  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 2 carrots, finely chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 500 g extra-lean ground beef

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth

  • 156-mL can tomato paste

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 450 g linguine pasta

  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan

  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  • HEAT olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high. Add carrots and garlic. Cook until carrots begin to soften, 3 to 5 min. Crumble in ground beef. Cook, stirring often, until no pink remains, about 5 min. Add red wine, beef broth, tomato paste and salt. Boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer bolognese until thickened, about13 to 15 min.

  • COOK linguine in a large pot of boiling water, following package directions but omitting salt, until tender, 7 to 8 min. Drain and return pasta to pot. Add bolognese sauce and stir to coat. Sprinkle with parmesan and parsley.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 769, Protein 50g, Carbohydrates 97g, Fat 17g, Fibre 6g, Sodium 781mg.
Excellent source of Iron.