Voted amongst the top van life eats of all time we give you a classic and authentic Spaghetti Bolognese recipe that we make in our van all the time! A date night speciality 😉
To be really authentic a mix of both pork and beef is used but for van life storage we tend to use just beef.
Finely chop the onion, carrot and celery. (The Zyliss Easy Pull is your best friend right now).
Heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat.
Add the onion, carrot and celery to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes until the veg starts to soften.
Finely chop and add the garlic to the pan.
Season the mince and add to the pan.
Stir the mince until it has browned with no pink bits remaining.
Add the tomato puree and stir.
Add the tin of chopped tomatoes.
Add the sugar and give it all a good stir. Lower the heat slightly, cover with a pan lid (loosely) and leave to cook gently for 30 minutes. Stir regularly. After 30 minutes add the dried Oregano. Meanwhile boil a pan of water and when at boiling point add the Spaghetti.
Chop most of the fresh Basil only leaving a few leaves for garnishing. Add the basil to the mince mixture. When the pasta is cooked (soft / al dentè) drain and serve a portion to each plate. Serve a portion of the Bolognese sauce on top. Sprinkle the cheese on top with a garnish of Basil. Buon appetito!