Mum's Spag Bol Recipe

Written by: Ellie Easton



Time to read 1 min

A woman eating spaghetti bolognese wearing spag bol earrings and necklace

Prep time

10 min

Cook time

1 hour


4 portions




Your mum's kitchen


For the sauce:

Tsp Veg Oil

2 Brown Onions

2 Garlic Cloves

500g Minced Beef

Tsp oil 

2 tins of Tinned Tomatoes

Jar of tomato pasta sauce

‘Glug’ of Henderson’s Relish

Smelly Cheese (As much as you like) 


Step 1

Begin by preheating the oven to 180°C. After that finely dice the onion and chop the garlic (remember, measure garlic with the heart)

Step 2

Turn the heat to medium and add the oil to a pan. When hot add the onion. Fry on low-medium heat until brown and softened and then add the garlic.

Step 3

In the same pan, add the mince until brown, approx 8-10 minutes.

Step 4

After that, add the tinned tomatoes and the tomato sauce and bring it to a boil. Then reduce the heat and add a hearty glug of Henderson's relish. Let the sauce simmer as you cook the spaghetti and garlic bread.

Step 5

Whilst the sauce is simmering, pop the garlic bread into the oven for about 10 minutes (you get the vibe, you'll know when it's done).

Step 6

Now boil the kettle and add your spaghetti to your pan, again ... measure this with your heart ... or look at the pack instructions. 

Add the boiling water, turn the heat on medium-high and leave to boil for approx 10-12 minutes until the spaghetti is cooked to your liking. 

Step 7

Season the sauce to taste. Once everything is cooked combine the spaghetti and sauce and take the garlic bread out of the oven. 

Once plated, If you're like me, then add an obscene amount of cheese to your pasta. If not add a normal amount. The choice is yours

Step 8

Perhaps the most important step, before you devour your meal, (If you haven't already) put on your spagbol earrings and necklace. Because your meal always tastes better when you match with it.

A woman eating spaghetti