Is there anything more homely and comforting then a good old fashioned Bolognese? With all these long, grey day’s we are currently making our way through this January I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you my own version of a classic Bolognese (with a healthy twist of course!)
This is a really simple recipe which is perfect for a quick week night feast and ideal to make in big batches for a big family or for friends by doubling the recipe. This Bolognese is a favourite in my house but I also know how personal a bolognese can be so feel free to put your own spin on it (but trust me it doesn’t need it)!
Not only is this bolognese delicious, easy, nutritious, comforting and rich, it’s also super cheap to make, which in the last couple of weeks of January I think we can all agree is a nice bonus!
This meal is jam packed full of protein and some delicious veggies, and is really low in carbohydrates because of the courgetti, as opposed to heavy pasta. If you are missing some healthy carbs though, why not spiralize a sweet potato with your courgettes as well? And if you want a bit of an extra luxury why not add a little bit of parmesan cheese? However you like your bolognese this is a pretty good place to start!
Christmas Pudding Baked Oats
Serves: 4 Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy
- ½ Tbsp of Avocado Oil (or Coconut Oil)
- 500g of 5% Lean Mince
- 1 Onion (Diced)
- 4 Cloves of Garlic (Crushed)
- 2 Carrots (Diced)
- 1 x 400g of Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 Cup of Beef Stock
- 2 Tsp of Italian Seasoning
- ½ Tsp of Paprika
- ¼ Tsp of Cinnamon
- 4 Courgettes (Spiralized)*
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
- Add the onion and mince to the pan and cook until browned (around 6-8 minutes).
Add the garlic, paprika, italian seasoning and cinnamon and cook for a further minute
Add the chopped tomatoes and stock ensuring the mixture is covered with liquid, if not you may need to add a little more water.
- Bring to a simmer and allow to reduce down (around 10-15 minutes) until nearly all the liquid has been absorbed .
- A few minutes before the bolognese is ready place the courgetti in a large pan and place on a medium high heat. Stir often so they are warmed through but haven’t started to soften too much.
- Serve the courgetti and top with the bolognese mixture.
* If you don’t have a spiralizer then use a potato peeler the create long strips and the cut the strips into quarters. Or you can usually by spiralled courgettes in most major supermarkets.