Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 cloves of garlic (or 2 teaspoons of garlic oil)

  • 500g beef mince

  • 500g pork/veal mince

  • 2 cups of grated/blitzed vegetables (eg. carrot, zucchini, celery, broccoli, mushrooms)

  • 2 tins diced tomatoes

  • 1 tin lentils, drained (optional)

  • 1 frozen spinach cube

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 stock cube or salt and pepper to taste

Method:​

  1. In a large frying pan or saucepan, fry diced onion and garlic in a small amount of oil until soft.

  2. Add both types of mince and fry until brown.

  3. Blitz in a food processor, grate or finely chop all vegetables.  

  4. Add vegetables and all remaining ingredients to the pan. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for a minimum of 15 minutes or longer if you have it.

  5. Remove lid and simmer for another 15 minutes before serving.

  6. This is a double batch recipe. Save half for another meal.

  7. Serving options: with pasta, with zucchini or vegetables noodles, in baked potatoes, with rice, with tortilla strips. 

Veggie Packed Bolognese
Serves 4 for 2 meals

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