Hearty Bolognaise

Hearty Bolognaise

4 servings


  • 1 box WF Carrot Pasta OR WF Beetroot Pasta
  • 2 table spoons olive oil or vegetable oil of choice
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 carrot (peeled and grated)
  • 2 celery sticks (chopped)
  • 300g beef mince OR 300g Beyond Meat Mince or any plant-based mince of choice
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 table spoons of salt (for pasta)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt (for mince sauce)
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped or minced)
  • 2 table spoons tomato paste
  • 1 tomato (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup water
  • Parmesan OR vegan parmesan shavings



    1. Fry vegetables

    Turn stove on to a high heat. In a large frying pan, add oil and wait for the oil to heat up. Add onion, carrot, celery and fry until brown.

    2. Fry mince and add spices

    Add the mince to the fried vegetables and fry for 3 minutes. Add oregano, thyme, smoked paprika, salt and fry until brown.

    3. Make bolognaise sauce

    Turn your stove down onto a low heat. Add tomato paste, tomatoes, 1 cup water and garlic. Simmer for 20 minutes and stir occasionally.

    4. Cook pasta

    In a large pot, add 1 table spoon of salt and fill with boiled kettle water. Turn your stove on a high heat. Wait until the water is boiling and add pasta. Taste the pasta a minute or two before the time on the package and drain once the pasta has reached desired texture

    5. Serve pasta and bolognaise with parmesan shavings.


    Cooking Tips:
    • Using garlic the right way
    How to get a mild or strong garlic taste in food without adding less or more garlic:
    Mild taste: Add in the garlic when you’re frying your vegetables
    Strong taste: Add in the garlic as a final ingredient to simmer for 5 minutes before serving the food
    • Peeling tomatoes the right way

    Add tomatoes to a heatproof bowl. Add boiling water over tomatoes and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse tomatoes with cold water. Skins will pop off when you touch the tomatoes. Repeat process if tomatoes aren’t ripe or skins don’t pop off.

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