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A twist on the classic pasta dish.

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  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ brown onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 small carrot, diced

  • 1 stick celery, diced

  • 100g Schultz smoky bacon, diced

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 300g beef mince

  • 300g pork mince

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 1 tin whole Italian tomatoes, roughly chopped

  • 1/3 bunch fresh thyme, roughly chopped

  • 100g dried spaghetti per person

  • Parmigiana Reggiano parmesan cheese


  • 1.

    Heat a little olive oil in a large fry pan.

  • 2.

    Add the onion, garlic, carrot, celery, bacon and salt all together and caramelise.

  • 3.

    Add the mince and a little extra salt and cook 3 minutes, stirring to colour the mince well.

  • 4.

    Add the red wine and bring to the boil.

  • 5.

    Add the tomatoes and simmer for about 20 minutes.

  • 6.

    Add the thyme. While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water.

  • 7.

    To serve, Add the cooked pasta to the sauce, stir well and spoon on to a serving plate.

  • 8.

    Finish with freshly grated parmesan.

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Posted by Helena18Report
Thanks Neil, I have yet to try a recipe of yours to flop, you're awesome.
Posted by Bob98Report
Looks great as my wife is laid up in bed and I am cheif cook and bottle washer I will try it tonight.
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Wow, that looks great!
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Posted by JoshuaCReport
thanks Neil for this fantastic recipe, i made it up and added corsely chopped portobello mushrooms, a tablespoon of Wostershire sauce and dry mixed herbs guys for extra flavour...worked a treat!
Posted by LA13Report
Looks delicious I shall definately try this dish.
Posted by MM139Report
i will try this tonight looks very tasty
Posted by Colin72Report
easy as and tastes great
Posted by Grant60Report
I cooked this for dinner tonight - I was a bit sceptical at oregano!!!! But with full knowledge that Neil has forgotten more than I could ever know I gave it a whirl. Well folks it was awesome! Best spag bol I have ever cooked ( or eaten). I added a few chilli flakes to rev it up as I am a bit of a chilli fiend. Perfectly simple and simply perfect! Thanks Neil
Posted by KE32Report