Recipes

Beef and Lentil Bolognese

This is a classic bolognese recipe which is well known throughout New Zealand. However lentils have been added to add extra fibre and to lower the cost.

Beef and Lentil Bolognese

Method

1. Gently saute the diced onion, carrot and celery until soft and lightly browned in a large pot.
2. Add mince and stir constantly to break up and brown evenly.
3. Add all other ingredients.
4. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to a gentle simmer.
5. Simmer gently for approximately 1 hour.

You could serve this bolognese on pasta or as a base for cottage pie.

$1.69 per serve as at Nov 2016

Beef and Lentil Bolognese

To serve

To serve: 4

You need

  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and diced
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 1 stick celery, diced
  • 250g lean beef mince
  • 2 cans canned whole peeled tomatoes, crushed
  • ½ cup dried red lentils
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • Pinch ground pepper

Method

1. Gently saute the diced onion, carrot and celery until soft and lightly browned in a large pot.
2. Add mince and stir constantly to break up and brown evenly.
3. Add all other ingredients.
4. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to a gentle simmer.
5. Simmer gently for approximately 1 hour.

You could serve this bolognese on pasta or as a base for cottage pie.

$1.69 per serve as at Nov 2016

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