Very traditional Italian dish



  • 2 medium brown onion, finely chopped

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated

  • 1 stick celery, trimmed, finely chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 300g beef mince

  • 300g pork mince

  • 1/3 cup tomato paste

  • 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, roughly chopped

  • Large pinch ground nutmeg

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 cups beef stock,(see beef stock on my pages)

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 500g thin spaghetti

  • Grated parmesan cheese, to serve


  • 1.


  • 2.

    In a large pot place olive oil on a medium to hot stove.

  • 3.

    Place pork and beef mince and combine into the hot oil, Cook until brown..

  • 4.

    Add onions, garlic, carrot and continue to cook for 10 minutes.

  • 5.

    Add beef stock, tomato paste, tomato’s, red wine and all other ingredients and stir well.

  • 6.

    Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer for 3 hours covered.

  • 7.

    In the last 30 minutes remove the lid to allow to reduce.

  • 8.

    Place Spaghetti in salted boiling water and cook for the recommended time on the packet.

  • 9.

    Serve Spaghetti with meat sauce, topped with your favourite Grated parmesan cheese.


This dish is an easy to prepare dish and has so much flavour, The 3 hour cooking really brings out the flavours.

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