Deluxe Bolognaise

Difficulty | Serves 2 | Book - MORE COOKING FOR 1 OR 2 PEOPLE


175g very lean beef mince
cooking spray
¾ teaspoon crushed garlic (in jar)
3 tablespoons onion diced
⅓ cup carrots small dice
¼ cup celery small dice
½ cup canned lentils drained and washed
1 cup canned no-added-salt diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons no-added-salt tomato paste
¼ teaspoon dried Italian herbs
¾ teaspoon salt-reduced beef stock powder
¼ cup water

Per serveBeefChickenPorkVegetarian
CarbsTotal 11.2g12.1g11.2g15.8g
Kilojoules871 (cals 208)893 (cals 213)842 (cals 201)803 (cals 192)
GI RatingLowLowLowLow


1: Brown mince in a medium sized saucepan that has been generously coated with cooking spray.

2: Add garlic, onion, carrots and celery, fry for 2 minutes stirring occasionally.

3: Add all remaining ingredients. Bring to the boil then reduce to a slow boil, cook until carrots are cooked to your liking.

Variations: Replace beef mince with either lean chicken or pork mince.

Or for vegetarian replace mince with 100g Quorn Plant Based mince. Add Quorn, plus add ⅓ cup water and 1 extra teaspoon of no-added-salt tomato paste at step 3.

Suitable to be frozen.

Dietitian's tip

I like Annette’s clever addition of lentils and extra vegetables to this Bolognaise. Lentils are an excellent source of Vitamin B, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. They are also a great source of plant based protein and fibre.

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