Tesco has recently surveyed the whole of the UK to find out what our favourite dishes are and have compiled the results for different areas. They discovered that Belfast’s favourite dish is *drumroll*
Tesco kindly provided me with the ingredients to make one.
After Spaghetti Bolognese Belfast’s other top dishes were…..
4. Roast Dinner
5. Fish Fingers
Here are some facts they found out about Belfastians
72% of us admit to being passionate about food
42% of mums and dads say they are passionate about cooking
58% spend more than 30 minutes cooking the evening meal on a weekday
49% of parents from Belfast sheepishly admit to sticking to what they know. (I’m in this 49%, I tend to cook the same things over and over again)
29% of us own more than 10 cook books
66% watch 2 or more food programmes a week
Tesco Real Food Spaghetti Recipe
30ml Olive oil
400g beef mince
200ml beef stock
150ml red wine
400g chopped tomatoes
1 Bay leaf
Ground black pepper
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat for 1 minute. Add the onions with a little salt and sweat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Increase the heat and add the mince, browning well and stirring it break the meat up. Once browned, stir in chopped tomatoes, then the stock and red wine and bring to the boil. The sauce will look unite thin at this point but it will thicken as it reduces.
Reduce the heat to a simmer and add th bay leaf. Cook for 45-50. Minutes uncovered unto sauce has thickened, making sure to stir it occasionally.
Once the sauce is ready, adjust seasoning and keep warm. Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling salted water. Drain well and toss with the sauce.
Spoon onto serving plates and garnish with the Parmesan.
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