A great bolognese sauce with hidden vegetables recipe. Perfect for the fussy toddler, you can add in any vegetables you like or have on hand in the fridge. I have used onion, carrots and zucchini in this batch. Grate, chop finely with a knife or blitz in the food processor.
I freeze left over mince in a zip lock bag, flattened in the freezer, this doesn’t take up much room at all.
I place the zip lock bag into something with height (below I am using my sifter) to help it stand up which makes it easier to spoon mixture into. Fill till 2/3 full, get out as much air as you can before sealing.
Bolognese sauce with hidden vegetables
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 4 carrots, grated
- 2 zucchini, grated
- 85g button mushrooms, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 500g lean minced beef
- 1 tablespoon gravy powder
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium to high heat.
- Add the onion, cooking for 2-3 minutes or until softened.
- Cook gently for a few mins, then add the carrots, zucchini, mushrooms and garlic and fry for 4 minutes.
- Add mince to pan and stirring for 3 minutes or until browned, break up any lumps.
- Pour in tomatoes, worcestershire sauce and 300ml of water, bring to the boil.
- Once boiling cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Spoon gravy powder into mince mixutre, stir and cook for a further 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
- Serve over spaghetti or on toast.
By Kat – The Organised Housewife
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- Meals that cook themselves in the Slow Cooker
- Vegie Smugglers, recipes taht sneak the good stuff in
- Vegie Smuggler Weekly Meal Plans
- The complete vegie smugglers lunchbox planner
- Vegie Smugglers for the Thermomix
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