Pimped Up Spaghetti Bolognese

Here’s a way to pimp up the family favourite Spaghetti Bolognese using St Fiacres Passata Sauce and St Fiacres Sweet Red Capsicum Puree.

Serves: 6-8
Skill Level: Easy
Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hour

Meat Options: It may be either beef, pork or combinations of, or alternatively vegetarian based. This recipe only gets better with age!!!


  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion Finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 100g tomato paste
  • 500-700 gram mince of your choice
  • ¼ cup of red wine
  • 1 Tbsp mixed herbs
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano or fresh
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 700ml – St Fiacres Passata Sauce
  • 200ml – St Fiacres Sweet Capsicum Puree
  • 2 cups of water- more or less can be added
  • Pinch each of salt & pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. 
  2. Add onion & garlic and cook for 3 mins or until softened. 
  3. Add meat and cook until well browned. 
  4. Add herbs, bay leaf. Stir well. 
  5. Add tomato paste, red wine, and simmer for 5 minutes or until liquid is well absorbed.
  6. Add Tomato Passata and Sweet Capsicum Puree. 
  7. Stir well, you may add water at this stage, check the levels. 
  8. Stir until combined. Bring to the boil then reduce to low and cook, stirring occasionally for 1 hr or until meat is tender. Season with salt/pepper.
  9. Serve topped with your favourite pasta and freshly grated parmesan cheese.