• 500 g lean beef mince
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 green capsicum, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 rashers bacon, chopped
  • 420 g can Wattie’s Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 400 g can Wattie’s Pesto Style Tomatoes
  • 400 g dried spaghetti
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil or parsley or use 1 tbsp dried

1. Quickly brown the beef mince in a hot frying pan, breaking up the mince with the back of a spoon as it browns. This is best done in two batches. Set aside.

2. Add oil to the frying pan, gently cook onion, garlic, green pepper and bacon until tender, but not brown. Stir in Wattie’s Condensed Tomato Soup and Wattie’s Pesto Style Tomatoes with 1/2 cup water. Return the browned mince to the sauce, mix well, cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

3. Cook spaghetti in boiling salted water for about 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain well.

4. Season the Bolognese sauce and stir through the basil. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese if wished.

Made With

Pesto Style Tomatoes

Ripened on the vine under the Hawke's Bay sun, Wattie’s Pesto Tomatoes are blended with onions and basil, garlic, Parmesan, olive oil, and pinenuts.

Rate and Review

11 Ratings

Reviews (11)

Ann's Review | Rating

Excellent! :-)

charmaine's Review | Rating

my youngest son decided that he wanted this for his birthday tea it is a nice and easy to make and tastes great

noeline's Review | Rating

This was a great dish to make. Loved it.....

karina's Review | Rating

if you try it with a little bit of red wine and chillie it is a flavour explosion in your mouth its great :)

Damien's Review | Rating

i did not like it. it smelled like something the cat throw up

Rachel Harley's Review | Rating

stick with red wine, tomatoes, pasta sauce and tomato paste and it is amazing!

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Derek's Review | Rating

What a load of crap this meal was. tasted like a can of spaghetti with a few bit's of meat thrown in. It takes a lot for me to complain, but this can pushed the right button.

Reply from The Food in a Minute Team

Hi Derek,

Thank you for your comments and sorry that you were disappointed with the recipe. Obviously we hope everyone will enjoy the recipes that we create but also understand that people’s tastes and expectations can vary. We hope you find other recipes on our website that you will enjoy.

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