Here is a delicious recipe (which I can safely call my own now after many modifications!) I call it…wait for it
“Jenni’s Healthy Bolognaise”
…catchy title right lol!
Anyway, it’s really delicious, full of veggies and best of all, my kiddies love it! So here we go!
2 tbs olive oil
1 large brown onion
1 medium carrot – grated
150 g pumpkin peeled & grated
150g baby spinach
200g mushrooms, chopped
4 garlic cloves (yes, I LOVE garlic), you can just use 2 if you like
500 g lean beef mince (preferably organic)
400g can whole tomatoes (chopped)
1 tbs tomato sauce
1 tbs worcestershire sauce
2 cups of beef stock
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped chives
Pinch of salt and pepper for seasoning
500 g dried spagetti, cooked
Grated parmesan or tasty cheese to serve
100g sundried tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
- Add the ‘Flavour Booster’ ingredients into a processor and process until smooth
- Heat oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat
- Add onion, garlic, carrot & pumpkin. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until onion is soft
- Add mushrooms & spinach & cook for a further 5 minutes until spinach has wilted
- Increase heat to high & add mince, cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the mince for 10 minutes until browned
- Add tomato, sauces, stock, parsley & chives
- Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 1 hour or until reduced to your liking
- Add ‘Flavour Booster’ and stir through
- Season with salt and pepper
- Serve on top of spaghetti with a sprinkle of cheese & parsley
This recipe makes enough for our family (2 kiddies & 2 adults), with enough to freeze for another meal the following night! It also freezes really well! There are many other uses for the bolognaise mince too….
- It’s great between fresh pasta sheets & a bechemal sauce for a healthy lasagne
- Serve on top of toast for a quick & easy meal
- Use on a toasted sandwich, with cheese!
- Add mince to a jacket potato with grated cheese, sour cream & extra chives
I’m sure there are many other ways to enjoy it too, if you have any ideas, we’d love to hear!