Spaghetti bolognese is a bit of a staple meal in this house. We enjoy making it with both minced beef and quite depending on our mood. Like my other recipes, this is simple and straightforward and uses only a few staple ingredients.
I use a 500g pack of beef and I cook it slowly on the job in a little olive oil, just until it starts to brown.
I throw in a tin of Cirio Datterini Tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, a glug of red wine, tomato purée, basil, pepper, chilli flakes and oregano.
Next, I bring the contents to the boil, adding a little water if necessary and then throw in some chopped veg. My favourites to add are courgette, eggplant and/or carrot. I leave the pot to simmer for twenty minutes or longer. I like the sauce to reduce into a nice thick consistency.
I serve the bolognese alongside spaghetti noodles. The dish wouldn’t be complete without a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
This is one of the messiest meals to offer to baby but so much fun at the same time. I stripped Dex down to his nappy and had the bath ready. The beef is a great source of iron for baby and the veg is nice and soft after being soaked in the tomato juices for so long.
Let me know if you try this meal with your baby!