• 1 tbsp olive oil by Sainsbury's
  • 2 rashers of reduced salt bacon
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 500 g 5% fat lean beef mince
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp oregano by Sainsbury's
  • 250 ml beef stock, made with half a stock cube
  • 1 tsp instant coffee, dissolved in the hot stock
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 300 g spaghetti
  • Parmesan, to serve


  1. 1

    Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Fry the bacon over a high heat for a couple of minutes until it is browned and crisp. 

  2. 2

    Reduce the heat to medium. Add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic and fry for around 8-10 minutes until soft. 

  3. 3

    Add the mince and fry until browned. Add the tomatoes and oregano, along with the stock and coffee. Cover and simmer on a very low heat for around 45 minutes until the sauce is thick and nicely reduced. Season with freshly ground black pepper. 

  4. 4

    Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti to the packet instructions. Divide the spaghetti between four plates and spoon over the bolognese. Grate over some parmesan and serve immediately. 

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 2144kj 512kcal 26%
  • Fat 10.7g 15%
  • Saturates 3.5g 18%
  • Sugars 7.4g 8%
  • Salt 1.3g 22%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 444kj/106kcal

Each serving provides

66.9g carbohydrate 5.9g fibre 33.9g protein

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