There's been a lot of pasta 'round the house lately, and one of the things I like to do pretty often is throw together a quick bolognese with whatever pasta I happen to have laying around. This is a very basic recipe that's easy to play with and add whatever you want. I don't normally throw in mushrooms, for instance, but I was feeling cheeky.
1 yellow onion, diced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 lb ground beef
1 cup dices tomatoes
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp pepper sauce
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb pasta - for this, I used calamarata, but everything from elbows to linguine works fine
In a skillet, heat up the olive oil and toss in the garlic and onion to start the base. Stir so that the onion is well coated and let simmer until it's translucent.
Add the ground beef and break it up with a spoon. Stir together so that the beef browns evenly.
Add the Worcestershire sauce, pepper sauce, spices, and anything else you want to add, like the mushrooms I threw in. Stir.
Add the tomatoes. Stir.
Let the whole thing simmer on low heat while you cook the pasta. Once the pasta is al dente, strain and add it to the sauce and mix it all up.
All done! Very quick and easy and good.