Beef and lentil bolognese

This is a classic bolognese recipe. We've given it a twist by adding lentils for extra fibre and to lower the cost. Lentils are a great way to bulk out recipes.

Spaghetti bolognese
SERVES4
TIME TO MAKE-
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TIME TO MAKE-
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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 tsp
    Canola oil
  • small carrot
  • 1/2 
    medium onion, diced
  • stick celery, diced
  • 250 g
    lean beef mince
  • cans canned whole peeled tomatoes, crushed
  • 1/2 cup
    dried red lentils
  • 1 tsp
    dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp
    vinegar
  • 1/2 cup
    water
  • pinch 
    ground pepper