Best Ever Bolognese


A healthier version of an Italian classic.

Sorry for the flurry of sweet treats on here over the past few months, especially since I’m on a weight loss regime. I shall try to keep these to a minimum these days. Anyway, back to business.

One of the first things I did on joining Slimming World was go through my Mum’s collection of Slimming World magazines and jot down any recipes that appealed. This is one of them.

I know I have provided a recipe for Bolognese before on here, but the whole point of this blog is to share as many different recipes as possible with you. I want it so that there is something here for you no matter the occasion, craving or ingredient brought on impulse.

If you’re following Slimming World, this is a free food, you can eat as much of this as you want. Even the pasta. I’m not lying. Unless, of course, you’re using fresh pasta, in which case add 1.5 syns per 100g portion of pasta used.

Best-Ever Bolognese  – adapted from Slimming World

Low calorie cooking spray, such as Fry Light
2 rashers of smoked back bacon, all fat removed
2 onions, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
500g lean beef mince
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
250ml chicken stock
2 tsp dried oregano
A little dried chilli
Freshly milled black pepper

Place a cooking pot over a medium-high heat, spray with cooking spray. When hot, add the bacon and vegetables and cook until softened. Add the garlic, and cook for a minute more. Break in the beef mince, and cook until browned. Drain off the excess fat then add the tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 30-45 minutes until thickened.

Serve with tagliatelle that you’ve cooked to al dente according to packet instructions. Can add a spoonful of parmesan if preferred.


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