Beef and Bean Spaghetti Bolognese

Beef and Bean Spaghetti Bolognese
Serves 4 Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 300 g lean beef mince
  • 420 g can Wattie’s Original Pasta Sauce
  • ½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 420 g can Wattie’s Baked Beans
  • 400 g spaghetti pasta
  • shaved Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • fresh basil (optional)


  1. Heat a dash of oil in a frying pan and cook the onion until it begins to soften. Add beef mince and brown.
  2. Stir in Wattie’s Original Pasta Sauce and mixed herbs. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add Wattie’s Baked Beans and continue cooking for a further 5 minutes until mince is cooked and beans are hot.
  3. While Bolognese sauce is cooking, cook spaghetti pasta according to packet directions. Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese and basil if wished. Serve with seasonal vegetables.


You can substitute Wattie’s Baked Beans with Wattie’s Baked Beans 50% Less Added Sugar*, if preferred.

* Contains 50% less added sugar and 30% less salt than the regular Wattie’s Baked Beans in tomato sauce 420g.