Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

Serves 4


  • 400 g lean Scotch Beef PGI mince (10-20% fat)

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 small pack Pancetta pieces (70-85g)

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 stick celery, finely diced

  • 1 carrot, finely diced

  • 4 tomatoes, skinned and chopped

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree

  • 250 ml beef stock

  • 150 ml red wine

  • 200 ml full fat milk

  • 15 g dried porcini mushrooms

  • 1-2 tbsp double cream (optional)

  • Small handful torn basil leaves

  • 500 g pack spaghetti or tagliatelle

  • Parmesan cheese and salad to serve

Cooking Method

  1. In a heavy based pan melt the butter with the pancetta until the fat runs then add the onions and cook until softened.
  2. Add the garlic, celery and  carrot and cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Increase the heat and crumble the mince into the vegetable mixture, breaking up any lumps with a wooden fork, allow the meat to brown before stirring, 3 or 4 minutes, then stir until thoroughly browned.
  4. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, stock, wine and milk and crumble in the dried mushrooms. Stir well and bring to almost boiling then reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and simmer gently for about 1 ½ hours until the meat is very tender and all the flavours have mellowed.
  5. Check the seasoning then stir in the cream and basil. Remove from the heat and keep it warm while you cook the pasta according to the pack instructions.

Serving suggestions

Serve the sauce spooned over the pasta with a grating of parmesan and crisp salad leaves.


Nutritional information

  • Kcals 466

  • Protein 30.8g

  • Fat 17.7g

  • Carbs 43.6g

  • Sugar 10.6g

  • Salt 2.3g

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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