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  • I'm about to cook the classic fettucine bolognese.

  • Of course, it's that classic Italian dish.

  • I've got a little twist on it that makes it really sweet and delicious.

  • I'm going to serve it with mushrooms and a little bit of balsamic vinegar

  • which is really delicious.

  • This is how you make it.

  • You get a pan really nice and hot.

  • Of course, you use your old friend, the minced beef,

  • and I've got a little bit of oil.

  • Not too much.

  • And I'm going to throw that in... Like I said, nice and hot.

  • So you want to hear that sizzle.

  • (SIZZLING SOUND)

  • Pre-heat your pan for a good couple of minutes.

  • Make sure it's nice and hot.

  • And then of course keep it on the highest flame that you can get it on while you put your beef in there.

  • The idea is, we're going to get a little bit of colour on the beef.

  • So go ahead and break it up.

  • Alright, so once you've got a little bit of colour on your beef like that,

  • just sort of push most of it to the outside of the pan

  • so you're giving yourself a pan within a pan, if you like.

  • You can see how I've got that big empty space in the middle.

  • Some of that beef fat that's coming out of the mince as it's cooking

  • is what we're going to saute our onions in.

  • So keep the heat nice and high. Take your onions...

  • ..and just add that to the centre of your pan.

  • I'm just going to drizzle just a little bit of oil

  • into those onions there and you saute those.

  • Once they've had just 30 seconds or so, grab your garlic

  • and toss that in.

  • Beautiful!

  • Now, I've got fettucine.

  • You can use any kind of pasta you like with bolognese.

  • Of course, the fettucine or the spaghetti is a great one

  • because you can sort of twirl it up

  • and get a lot of that meat sauce with it.

  • Just read your package instructions.

  • The fettucine that I'm using takes about 10 minutes to cook

  • and I usually cook it uncovered.

  • Make sure you add just a little salt to your water. Nothing else.

  • And then just pop that in and make sure it doesn't stick together.

  • So sort of just fan it out like that

  • and then once it sort of starts to float down into the water,

  • we're going to continue to give it a stir.

  • Right, so your onions and your garlic have had a couple of minutes now sauteing in the centre of that pan.

  • Mix that through my beef mince.

  • Make another little space for my carrots.

  • Now, I've chopped them up nice and fine

  • so they sort of end up blending into the sauce beautifully.

  • The truth is, chop them up however you like.

  • You see that pasta's just starting to sink down into the pot,

  • which is what you're looking for.

  • Just sort of pick it up and make sure, like I said,

  • that it's not sticking together.

  • Grab your spoon and just give it a bit of a stir around

  • to make sure that it's not clinging on to the piece next to it.

  • The next thing I'm going to add is my mushrooms.

  • So, again, I move all of this stuff to the outside of the pan

  • and in they go.

  • Now, you'll notice I haven't added anything seasoning-wise until now.

  • Once I have all of this stuff in,

  • I'm going to give it a good old go with the cracked pepper

  • and a little bit of salt as well.

  • I'm going to give my fettucine another stir.

  • So the mushrooms have had a minute or two just to get a little bit of colour.

  • and you'll see they'll start to release some of the natural moisture that the mushrooms hold.

  • So just give those a stir now

  • and you sort of bring

  • that beautiful meat, carrots, onions, garlic and mushrooms all together.

  • Get yourself a tin of tomatoes.

  • In it goes.

  • And then give that a good stir.

  • Ha ha ha! Yum!

  • So, you see, it gets all saucy.

  • The tomato brings a beautiful sweetness to it.

  • One thing that I like to do with my bolognese

  • is to get a little bit of thickness into my sauce

  • and the way I do it is I grab just a cup of the pasta water.

  • Once this sauce all starts to come together and you'll see it -

  • it'll start to transform from a bunch of ingredients

  • to a beautiful sauce that's starting to happen -

  • here's my secret weapon.

  • Just a little bit of balsamic vinegar.

  • I put just a couple of tablespoons

  • and it brings a little bit of acidity

  • and a little of sweetness to the dish.

  • It's just perfect and I promise you when you try this at home,

  • you'll always make it with this once you've tried it once.

  • Check that your pasta is cooked.

  • And of course the best way to do that is just to pick up your fettucine,

  • take one piece out of the pot.

  • You should be able to see just a tiny little bit of white just in the middle of that fettucine there.

  • Right, so under 10 minutes or so that it's taken my pasta to cook,

  • my sauce is ready, which is just perfect.

  • OK, I'm going to turn the water off for my fettucine

  • and just come and pick all of this up.

  • Don't worry if a little bit of the water comes with the fettucine

  • 'cause that's gonna just thin the sauce out just a touch,

  • which is fine.

  • And just dump it all straight into the same pot.

  • So, what you do the last of all is you just sort of toss this together.

  • I've got a little bit of extra virgin olive oil

  • and I'm just going to pour just a couple of tablespoons of that in.

  • Right. So when it's time to serve, just get your serving plate.

  • You can, of course, use tongs

  • or you can use one of these spaghetti forks, if that's easier for you.

  • Just go ahead, pick it up, transfer it over to your plate.

  • Now, I love to serve it with just a little bit of parmesan.

  • I've got one of these fancy graters, but any grater will do the trick.

  • And then grab some fresh basil leaves.

  • Tear the basil up over the top

  • and you've got this beautiful fettucine bolognese

  • that I guarantee you will be a family favourite.

  • I've got a fork and I'm not waiting.

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