1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 red chilli, seeded and diced
450g/1lb/2 cups minced (ground) beef
125g/4oz smoked bacon, diced
1 green (bell) pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 x 400g/14oz can tomatoes
125ml/4fl oz/½ cup red wine
a pinch of sugar
5 tbsp grated Cheddar cheese
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
salt and ground black pepper
1 Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and chilli and fry for 10 minutes until softened. Add the minced beef and bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes until well browned.
2 Stir in the green pepper, tomatoes, wine and sugar. Season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
3 Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water according to the pack instructions. Drain well.
4 Just before serving, stir the grated Cheddar and parsley into the sauce. Toss with the cooked spaghetti.