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Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti Bolognese
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Spaghetti Bolognese

The most staple of all winter dishes goes to new heights with the distinctive flavours of pesto, bacon and fresh basil at the heart of it all.

Makes 4
Ingredients
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

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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.

Method
Step 1
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.
Step 2
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.
Step 3
3. Cook spaghetti in boiling salted water for about 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain well.
Step 4
4. Season the Bolognese sauce and stir through the basil. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese if wished.
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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
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