Veg-packed Bolognaise

Veg-packed Bolognaise

Veg-packed Bolognaise
Veg-packed Bolognaise

Makes 8 adult sized portions. Dairy and Gluten Free 

 

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 celery stick, finely diced
  • ½ tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 250g sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 litre hot beef stock (low if cooking for children)
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper

 

Method: 

  1. Heat a large, heavy-based pan over a low heat. Add a good glug of olive oil and then the onion, garlic and celery with the dried mixed herbs and swear for about 5 minutes until translucent.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes and courgettes and cook for 10 minutes until softened.
  3. Turn the heat up, add the minced beef, season, and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until it has all browned
  4. Pour in the stock and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. Season to taste, and either serve or see freezing info below.


Freezing tips: Once the mince has cooled, portion out and freeze in appropriate sized tupperware containers (for microwave) or ramekins/oven proof containers.


To reheat straight from frozen: 

Tupperware (microwave): 3 minutes on full microwave heat, covered. Stir then re-cover but don’t seal and microwave for a further 3 minutes

Ramekins (oven): Preheat the oven to 160ºC fan, Gas Mark 4. Cover ramekin with foil and heat for 25-30 minutes or until heated through