Baby's First Spaghetti Bolognese


1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

1/2 cup onion, finely chopped

1 medium carrot, peeled and grated

3/4 cup sliced button mushrooms

5 oz. lean ground sirloin

1/2 cup canned crushed tomatoes

1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

A few drops of Worcestershire sauce

Pinch of brown sugar

1 bay leaf

2 oz. spaghetti


Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a saucepan and saute the garlic and onion for 2 minutes.  Add the grated carrot and cook for 2 minutes more.  Add in the remaining oil and saute the mushrooms for about 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the ground sirloin in a separate skillet until browned.  Add in the cooked vegetables along with the tomatoes, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and bay leaf.  Cover the pan and simmer for about 15 minutes; remove the bay leaf.  Cook the spaghetti in unsalted water according to the package directions.

Puree the meat sauce using an immersion blender for a smoother texture.  Chop up the spaghetti into short lengths and stir into the sauce.

From: Annie's Eats