Belfast’s favourite dish

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*

Spaghetti Bolognese!

Tesco kindly provided me with the ingredients to make one.


After Spaghetti Bolognese Belfast’s other top dishes were…..

2. Pizza

3. Lasagne

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

300g spaghetti

50g Parmesan


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.

For this and over 7000 recipes you can visit Tesco Real food


Lisa x


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