Serve this deliciously rich and hearty tomato sauce over your choice of pasta or vegetables noodles, for a dish the whole family will love.


  • 500 pork and veal mince

  • 1 brown onion, diced

  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced

  • 1 celery stick, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (400g) diced tinned tomatoes

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped, to serve

  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste

  • 500g dried spaghetti

  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

  • Parmesan cheese, grated, to serve


  • 1.

    Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onions, carrot, celery and garlic and cook for a few minutes

  • 2.

    Add mince, season with salt and pepper and cook until browned

  • 3.

    Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato paste, dried herbs and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer, and cook for 30 minutes

  • 4.

    In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti al dente according to package instructions

  • 5.

    To serve, spoon the sauce over the pasta and top with parsley and parmesan cheese

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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.
Posted by Report
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