Our very first week here my roommate Natalie declared she was going to make spag bol. Considering the fact I was still trying to get used to everyone’s accents I couldn’t understand her at first. As she continued to say it I realized she was going to make Spaghetti Bolognese. Spaghetti with meat sauce! About once a week Natalie makes her spag bol and each time Erin and I get a little jealous, well no longer is that an issue. Tonight I made spag bol. Granted this sauce tastes nothing like my grandmothers (if you’re reading, can I get that recipe grammy?) and we didn’t have two different kinds of sausages and meatballs to go with it or garlic bread or antipasta it still turned out decent. I wish it had been more saucy (is that even a word?) but it did the job. I was combing through Sara’s Nosh Student Cookbook and found a recipe for spag bol. I didn’t follow it to a tee because I didn’t have all the ingredients but I worked with what I had.
1 tbsn oil (used for frying)
2 gloves of garlic
250g package of ground beef (or turkey if you prefer)
400g tin of tomatoes
1 tspn mixed herbs (I just threw a bunch in)
spaghetti (I used penne because we didn’t have any spag)
I find it really hard to believe that I had never made this before considering how easy it was and how quick it came together. I didn’t have to do much. I got chopping on the onions and garlic the minute my stomach started to growl. And in a matter of 30ish minutes dinner was served! Like I said earlier I wish the Bolognese was a little saucier, but I guess that is a lesson learned. This dish will definitely be made again soon! Anyone have any good pasta recipes, we seem to be eating a lot of it here. Annie would be so proud considering she ate pasta
everyday often last year.