Lentil Bolognese

Lentil Bolognese

Posted 2015-12-16 by Jac's Vegheadfollow
This lentil bolognese is all of the traditional taste with none of the cruelty. It is filling, smells beautiful and has a fantastic spicy kick to it.



Serve along side some homemade garlic bread, a light green salad and cover with nutritional yeast for a complete hearty meal

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-60 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients
500g Lentils
400g Dried pasta
1 kg Fresh Tomatoes
2 Medium Onions
2 Sticks of Celery
2 Carrots
4 Cloves of garlic
1 hot Chilli (optional)
2 tbsp Tomato Puree
1 vegetable stock cube or a big pinch of salt
1/4 of a cup red wine
2-3 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary.
Handful of Fresh Basil
1 tsp Dried Oregano.
1-2 Fresh Bay Leaves.
Olive oil
Black Pepper
Crusty bread, green salad and nutritional yeast to serve.

Method
  • Place a large saucepan on a medium heat. Add a good glug of olive oil (or water as I do) and gently add your chopped onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Next remove the leaves from the Rosemary sprigs and add them to the pot.
  • Gently fry for around 8-10 minutes until the vegetables have softened.

  • Next stir in the chopped tomatoes. Add the remaining herbs, tomato puree, stock cube, chilli and if using, the red wine.
  • Give everything a stir with a wooden spoon, and bring to a gentle simmer. Reduce the heat to low-medium, put the lid on and leave about an hour (this will cook in 15 minutes but for flavours to develop into a wonderful rich sauce leave it to bubble away). Stir occasionally.
  • When the sauce is nearly ready add the lentils, remove the bay leaves and season to taste.

  • Meanwhile add salt to a pot of boiling water and cook your pasta according the the packet instructions. I used buckwheat spirals.

  • Drain the pasta and distribute into bowls. Top with your lentil bolognese and sprinkle (or cover) with nutritional yeast.



  • NOTE:Nutritional yeast is a super food high in B12 that tastes like cheese.

    Categories
    #lentils
    #pasta
    #healthy
    #easy
    #sauce
    #lunch
    #dinner
    #italian
    #australian
    #vegetarian
    #vegan
    #dairy_free
    #gluten_free

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