Romantic Spaghetti Bolognese

Ingredients:
  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped). 4 calories.
  • 400g of canned chopped tomatoes. 83 calories
  • 150ml of red wine. 102 calories
  • 200g of lean minced beef. 261 calories
  • 100g of spaghetti. 124 calories.
  • 50g of bell peppers (chopped). 13 calories.
  • 50g of mushrooms (chopped). 12 calories
  • 50g of onions (chopped). 14 calories
  • 25g of mature cheddar cheese (grated). 107 cals
  • 25g of parmesan cheese (grated). 108 calories
  • 10g of tomato puree. 8 calories
  • 5g of basil. 12 calories
  • 5g of black pepper. 15 calories
  • 5g of oregano. 15 calories
  • 5g of salt. 0 calories
  • 5g of thyme. 15 calories
  • 5ml of extra virgin olive oil. 90 calories
Method:
1)  Place the large deep bottomed pan on the hob on a low to medium heat.
2)  Add the extra virgin olive oil, the bell peppers, the garlic, the mushrooms and the onions to the large deep bottomed pan and fry them for 3 minutes.
3)  After 3 minutes add the minced beef to the large deep bottomed pan and fry it until it is browned.  Use the wooden spoon to keep moving it around and to ensure that all parts of the minced beef get fried.
4)  Once the minced beef has browned add the red wine to the large deep bottomed pan and boil for 2 minutes.
5)  After 2 minutes add the basil, black pepper, chopped tomatoes, oregano, salt, thyme and tomato puree to the large deep bottomed pan and stir all the ingredients well.
6)  Put a lid on the pan and adjust the heat so that the ingredients are simmering gently.  Leave it to simmer for 1 and a half hours and give it a stir every 15 minutes.
7)  During the final 30 minutes boil some water in the sauce pan, add the spaghetti, boil it for 15 minutes then drain it in the sieve.
8)  Once the Bolognese sauce is ready, turn the hob off, place the drained spaghetti on the 2 heart shaped plates and then place the Bolognese sauce in the middle of the spaghetti.
9)  Place the grated mature cheddar cheese in 1 small bowl and the grated parmesan cheese in the other small bowl.
10)  To make this meal even more romantic eat it by candlelight with your Valentine’s Day date.

Calories:
-  984 calories total.
-  492 calories per serving

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