I am a scientist who loves to cook because there are many similarities between working in a lab and cooking in a kitchen. I love to share my cooking experience with you and to inspire others to cook.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce

This is one of my all-time favorite pasta dish and I am sure many of yours too. The recipe below was adapter from Jamie Oliver's, which is actually quite simple.

Jamie Oliver added bacon into his pasta sauce to create flavor but I took it one-step further by adding ground pork to increase the complexity of the meaty flavor

Star of the bolognese sauce. I used canned tomatoes imported from Italy. Save the canning juice! You need it......

My own secret ingredient. First person to guess the answer gets a small prize from me!! 

The rest of the recipe is fairly standard. Jamie Oliver's Spaghetti Bolognese

Cook the aromatics and the meat

Add the tomatoes

Add the tomato sauce that you saved

Add some red wine

Add a few other aromatics such as bay leaves, rosemary leaves, oregano, etc.

Let this cook slowly for a few hours. Add water if the sauce becomes a bit dry

Season with salt and pepper

The only ingredient missing from this dish is the CHEESE


  1. Hi Scientist! Happy New Year! The sauce looks yummy. Here's wishing you nothing but the best for 2015. God bless.

    If I were to guess correctly, am I eligible to win a prize? :) I'm guessing chipotle.