Annika's Recipe: Spaghetti Bolognese
This has always been one of my favorite dishes to cook as well as eat! It’s a very simple recipe and one that I look forward to making when I am in need of a home-cooked meal. It’s a great dish to enjoy after a day of practice or a long workout. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
• 1 lb. ground beef
• 1 yellow onion (chopped)
• 1 carrot (chopped into small pieces)
• 1 28 oz. can tomatoes (stewed or crushed)
• 1 tsp soy sauce
• 3 tbsp milk
• 1 cup beef stock
• 1 tsp oregano
• 1 tsp basil
• ¼ cup half-and-half
• Pinch of pepper
• Pasta of your choice (I recommend spaghetti)
• Parmesan cheese
Start by browning the ground beef. Add a pinch of pepper to flavor the meat. When finished browning, put on paper towels to absorb the grease.
Slowly sauté the chopped onions until golden brown. Add the chopped carrots and blend together.
Add the browned beef and the milk to thicken.
Add the beef stock and soy sauce.
Pour the canned tomatoes into the mix and let simmer for an hour. If using dried oregano and basil, add them before simmering— if using fresh herbs, add them at the end.
When you are ready to serve, stir in the half-and-half to make it a little creamy and tasty!