Vegetarian Bolognese

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Posted By: MD
Posted In:  Pasta
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Preparation Time:  60 minutes
Cooking Time:  60 minutes

Other Info

Serves:  4-6.


Additional information: Variation:
Substitute 1-1/2 cups broccoli florets for the celery and 1 cup quartered mushrooms for the carrots. Or you may wish to use these vegetables in addition to the celery and carrots.Enjoy!!!


Ingredients

  • 2 small onions
  • 2 stems of celery
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 10 baby button mushrooms
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
  • 500 bottle of passata (creamed sieved tomatoes)
  • 10mls lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons mixed herbs
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons vegan sugar (preferably fruit sugar/fructose)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions

Serves 6-8.

This recipe is, low-fat, salt-free and high-fibre. And delicious!

Wash the vegetables and finely chop the onions, carrots and celery. Slice the mushrooms and chop up the tomatoes. Peel all the garlic cloves and chop them finely or puree them through a garlic press.

Using a large frying pan or a wok, heat the oil and then add the garlic until it turns golden brown. On a high heat, add the onions, stirring constantly until golden then add the celery and carrots. Cook together for a few minutes then add the mushrooms and continue to stir-fry. After a few more minutes, the vegetables should start to soften - add the chopped tomatoes and continue to stir for a few more minutes on a high heat. The tomatoes should start to disentegrate, as they dissolve lower the heat and add the passata. Gently re-heat the sauce until it simmers and add the lemon juice, herbs, oregano, vegan sugar, coriander, black pepper, chilli powder and nutmeg. Simmer for about twenty minutes. If the sauce appears to be too thick, add some boiling water. If it is too runny, continue to simmer until it thickens. Serve with brown spaghetti.

This recipe freezes excellently, best to divide it into portions before freezing. It can be defrosted and reheated in the microwave in the time it takes to cook the brown spaghetti (10-12 minutes).

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