As promised, here is our family favorite recipe of the week:

Pasta bolognese (our way):

Every week, I ask the kids what is the one recipe they want to see on the menu for the coming week, and without a doubt they’re both asking for pasta bolognese!

So here is our quick and easy version of it:

Ingredients (for a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 kids):

1/2 lb of ground beef (and / or ground pork, you can even uncase a couple of sausages if you’d like)
2 Tbsp. of olive oil
1 can of tomatoes (whole or diced)
1 medium sized onion
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp. of sugar

Instructions:

PASTAS:

– put 4l of water to boil in a large pot + add a pinch of salt

– add your spaghetti (or favorite type of pastas) when it comes to a boil and cook for 10 minutes (or as instructed on your pasta packaging)

– strain and pour a fillet of olive oil on top so pastas won’t stick

 

BOLOGNESE sauce:

– mince your garlic
– chop your onion
– heat a pan with 1 large tbsp of olive oil in it
– sauté garlic and onion for 5-10 minutes
– either remove or add your meat in the mix to brown it
– when the meat is cooked, add in your tomatoes (crush them with a wooden spoon or fork if they are whole)
+ I like to add a tsp. of sugar to make sure it isn’t too acidic! (grandma’s tip!)

 

Let me know how it goes if/when you try it!