Healthy Bolognese

75 mins

Serves 4

Moderate

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 Rashers of Smoked Streaky Bacon, finely diced
  • 2 Medium Onions, peeled and finely diced
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 sticks of Celery, trimmed and finely diced
  • 2 carrots, trimmed and finely diced
  • 2-3 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary
  • 500g Fresh Beef Mince
  • 2 Tins (400g each) Plum/Chopped Tomatoes
  • Handful of Fresh Basil, plus extra for Garnish
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 Beef Stock Cube
  • 1 Medium Chilli (optional), de-seeded and finely sliced
  • 6 Fresh Cherry Tomatoes
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Nutritional Info

Per Serving

Calories 322

Protein 34.2g

Carbohydrates 14.1g

Sugars 12.5g

Fibre 3.7g

Fat 12.6g

Method

  • Add the coconut oil in a heavy based saucepan over a medium heat
  • Add the streaky bacon and fry, stirring for 4 minutes or until crispy, lower the heat and add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots.
  • Then add the rosemary and stir everything together and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the veg has softened
  • Next increase the heat slightly and add the beef mince and stir until the meat is browned all over
  • Stir in your tins of plums/chopped tomatoes and add the remaining herbs, tomato puree, stock cube and chilli
  • Slice your cherry tomatoes in half and throw them in as well.
  • Give everything a stir , breaking up the plum tomatoes as you go and bring to a gentle simmer
  • Reduce the heat to low-medium, put the lid on and leave for an hour or until the sauce has thickened and the mince is cooked
  • Stir occasionally to making sure it doesn't stick.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve with courgette spaghetti or cauliflower rice

 

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