Vegetarian lentil bolognese

This Bolognese sauce is a great addition to pasta or as a pie filling.  Any way you eat it you'll enjoy it.

SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPE Dinner
SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPE Dinner

Method

  1. In a large saucepan add the oil, onion and carrot.  Sauté gently until the vegetables are soft
  2. Meanwhile boil the lentils in plenty of water until tender then drain and set aside
  3. When vegetables have softened add the mushroom and garlic and continue to cook until mushrooms have softened
  4. Once mushrooms are soft add canned tomatoes, tomato paste and vegetable stock and cook until the sauce has thickened
  5. Once thickened add drained lentils and capsicums and continue to cook until the capsicums have cooked to your liking
  6. If the sauce is getting too dry simply add a little more water to reach the desired consistency
  • 1 tbsp
  • ½ 
    onion, finely diced
  • ½ 
    carrot, finely diced
  • ¾ cup
    dried brown lentils
  • 1½ cups
    mushroom, sliced
  • 400g 
    tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp
    tomato paste, reduced-salt
  • ½ cup
    vegetable stock, reduced-salt
  • ½ 
    red capsicum, chopped
  • ½ 
    green capsicum, chopped
Per serve
  • Energy
    728kJ
  • Total Fat
    5.4g
  • Saturated Fat
    0.9g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    22.1g
  • Sugars
    8.5g
  • Total Fat
    5.5g
  • Sodium
    233mg

Method

  1. In a large saucepan add the oil, onion and carrot.  Sauté gently until the vegetables are soft
  2. Meanwhile boil the lentils in plenty of water until tender then drain and set aside
  3. When vegetables have softened add the mushroom and garlic and continue to cook until mushrooms have softened
  4. Once mushrooms are soft add canned tomatoes, tomato paste and vegetable stock and cook until the sauce has thickened
  5. Once thickened add drained lentils and capsicums and continue to cook until the capsicums have cooked to your liking
  6. If the sauce is getting too dry simply add a little more water to reach the desired consistency