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Spaghetti Bolognaise

Spaghetti Bolognaise2018-04-27T10:51:39+10:00
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An oldie but a goodie…

Hint: The mince mixture of this recipe could make great left overs! Just make sure you store the food in a safe way.

Why it’s good for you:

  • Lean mince is low in fat but high in protein and iron
  • Vegetables are loaded with vitamins
  • Wholemeal spaghetti has more fibre than some other varieties

What you need:

  • 500g wholemeal spaghetti
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • Tinned diced/crushed tomato
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Tinned Legumes e.g. lentils (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dry basil
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Grated low fat cheese to serve


  1. Cook carrot, onion, zucchini, celery and garlic in a large saucepan over a medium- high heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add mince, breaking it apart with a spatula/wooden spoon and cook until browned.
  3. Add tinned tomato, tomato paste, legumes, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ½ cup water, herbs and spices (you can add different ones here to make this dish your own).
  4. Bring to the boil.
  5. Reduce to a low heat and simmer for 20-30minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  6. While the sauce is thickening, cook the pasta following the directions on the packet.
  7. Serve with a small sprinkle of cheese.