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Why/How is cheap?

Most of the ingredients listed can be acquired as the "value" or store-brand versions of themselves.

The meat can be replaced with the "value" meat, any spare meat you have in your house or even spam at a pinch. Even cheap sausages would do.

For the veg you can actually buy (in england at least) these cartons that take care of the tomato/garlic/onions. There's also jars of bolognaise sauce if you lazy.

Instead of butter, vegetable oil, olive oil, margerine or anything you use for frying will do.

For wine, you can get the value stuff easily or if you have fruit juice and vodka that might be worth a shot if you a REALLY poor student.

If you can't afford spaghetti, you in some real trouble. But, you could use any type of pasta or just put the sauce on toast.

If you're struggling to find italian seasoning, you could always go foraging for food, see this guide so you don't die - http://www.wildfoodschool.co.uk/urban/wfsURBANGUIDE.pdf

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Tripod broke, ran out of time etc.

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2 med onions, finely chopped

500g beef

400g spaghetti

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

50g flour

Knob of butter

Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper

1 tin chopped tomatos

Tomato puree

4 rashers bacon, finely chopped (optional)

1 stock cube

100ml stock

1 diced/finely chopped carrot

Splash o red wine


1. Place the butter in the pan and melt

2. Fry the onions, garlic, carrot and bacon (optional) together in the pan until browned

3. Add the flour and fry until the flour clumps to the bacon/onions

4. Add the mince and cook until brown

5. Add the stock and chopped tomatoes and a sliver of tomato puree, simmer until the sauce thickens and the chopped tomatoes soften

6. Add a splash o wine

7. When the sauce starts to reach the desired consistency, cook the spaghetti

8. Once sauce/mince has reahed desired consistency, strain the spaghetti and serve

9. Try to enjoy