Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe
  • 500g minced beef (£1.99)
  • 1 onion, chopped (6p)
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed (4p)
  • 2 carrots, chopped (12p)
  • 100g mushrooms, sliced (21p)
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes (31p)
  • 1tbsp tomato puree (4p)
  • 1 beef stock cube (2p), dissolved in 250ml hot water
  • 1tsp mixed herbs (2p)
  • 1tsp sugar (1p)
  • salt and pepper to season (1p)
  • 1tbsp oil (2p)
  • 500g spaghetti (23p)
£3.08 total – 77p each (very big portions plus left overs)
  1. Add the oil to a big based pan and gently fry to the onion, garlic and carrots.
  2. Once the onions have turned translucent, add the beef and brown.
  3. Add all the other ingredients, stir and leave to simmer for 30 minutes (add a little more water while cooking if needed).
  4. Cook the spaghetti for 12 minutes, drain slightly, then add to the Bolognese sauce with a little of the spaghetti water.
  5. Mix it all in well then serve.
Prices are correct at time of cooking and are based on supermarket basic label, where they were available. We don't shop at one supermarket and shop around to get the best bargains.
Recipe by Skint Dad at