The secret to the perfect spaghetti bolognese: Mum discovers two budget buys from Aldi that instantly transform her pasta dish into a taste sensation
- An Australian mother has shared her go-to hack for making delicious bolognese
- She adds Aldi’s Mediterranean Delite Garlic Dip and Colway’s Onion Relish
- The two ingredients together, coupled with mince and tomato, are a dream
- Others have praised the dip as a great base for a seafood pizza or cheese toastie
An Australian mother has shared her two favourite Aldi buys to include in a spaghetti bolognese – sparking a frenzy of buyers wanting to purchase the unique pasta ingredients.
The woman uses Mediterranean Delite Garlic Dip ($3.50) and Colway Caramelised Onion Relish ($2.69) to season her tomato-filled pasta sauce, giving the combination a ‘thumbs up’ of approval.
‘I use about three-quarter’s of a jar of the onion relish and half of the garlic dip for a kilo of mince… I just add until it is to your taste,’ she said.
The woman uses Mediterranean Delite Garlic Dip ($3.50) and Colway Caramelised Onion Relish ($2.69) to season her tomato-filled pasta sauce (pictured)
While they’re not traditionally products that would be mixed into a bolognese, the additions came with high praise from the online Aldi community.
‘Omg that garlic dip is to die for and so yummy,’ one woman said.
‘The garlic dip is going to disappear at this rate! It’s literally life changing,’ said another.
The ultimate bolognese recipe with garlic dip and caramelised onion:
– 1 large brown onion
– 1kg of pork mince
– 1-2 tablespoons of minced garlic
– 2 400g tins of crushed tomatoes
– 4-5 big tablespoons of tomato paste
– A big sprinkle of Italian mixed herbs
– 1 beef stock cube
– 1 cup of milk
– Garlic dip and onion relish to taste
1. Brown onions, mix in garlic and stir for a minute or so.
2. Brown mince, add Italian herbs, stir in tomato paste.
3. Add crushed tomatoes, stock cube and milk (if you feel it needs more liquid add a touch more milk).
4. Lit it simmer.
5. Once the sauce has thickened up I add in the garlic dip and onion relish.
6. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy.
While they’re not traditionally products that would be mixed into a bolognese (pictured), the additions came with high praise from the online Aldi community (stock image)
Mediterranean Delite Garlic Dip (pictured)
A third added: ‘I really like the relish on its own so I’ll have to try it mixed with the dip. Good thinking!’
The woman also adds a cup of milk to her bolognese recipe instead of water to give the recipe a more ‘liquid-y’ finish.
Others have found the garlic dip – which is relatively new – to be delicious as a pizza base with seafood or as the ‘butter’ in a cheese toastie.
‘The is the last post I needed to see before I headed over to Aldi,’ one woman joked.