Recipe: Mia’s Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese

Mia’s Kitchen is a collection of quirky, gourmet-loving foodies who are passionate about creating high quality products that people love. The company, headed by Mia of the Sebastiani family, makes incredible pasta sauces and olive oils that will make your kitchen smell amazing.

We asked Mia to share one of her favorite family recipes: Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese. It has all the deep complexities of her Nonni’s long-simmered bolognese, and uses a jar of Mia’s Kitchen Bistro Marinara for an extra rich flavor. Pair this hearty pasta dish with a full bodied red wine such as Leese-Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon.

Get Mia’s recipe after the jump!

Recipe from Mia’s Kitchen
Serves 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 carrot, scraped and chopped
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
  • 50g (1 3/4 oz) pancetta or streaky bacon, diced
  • 350g (12 oz) lean minced beef
  • 1 jar Mia’s Kitchen Bistro Marinara
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 125 ml (4 fl oz or scant 1/2 cup) red wine
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 675 g (1 1/2 lb) fresh spaghetti or 350 g (12 oz) dried spaghetti


Heat the oil in a large frying pan (skillet). Add the onions and cook for 3 minutes.

Add the garlic, carrot, celery and pancetta or bacon and saute for 3-4 minutes or until just beginning to brown.

Add the beef and cook over a high heat for another 3 minutes or until all of the meat is brown.

Stir in the Mia’s Kitchen Bistro Marinara sauce, oregano and red wine, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and leave to simmer for about 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook the spaghetti in a pan of boiling water according to package directions until tender, but still has “bite.” Drain thoroughly.

Transfer the spaghetti to a serving plate and pour the bolognese sauce over it. Toss to mix well and serve hot.