Veggie-loaded Beef Bolognese with Zucchini Noodles
Tastes like regular bolognese mince, looks like regular bolognese mince. Yet contains 7 different veggies, not including the noodles! (Yes I got carried away on Instagram, you can count them on both hands… :) ) Anyway! This is a bolognese the whole family will love. Hearty enough for the guys, nutritious enough for the ladies, and tasty enough for the kids!
Packed with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals - iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, vitamin C, and loads of phytonutrients such as lycopene. This dish is full to the brim with nutrients. A completely guilt-free bolognese! Enjoy!
Gluten free. Dairy Free. Grain Free.
6 large zucchinis, grated using a julienne peeler or a spiralizer to form "noodles"
1 cup fresh basil leaves
4 cups kale leaves
4 squash, 2 diced, 2 roughly chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp mixed herbs
2 tbsp crushed garlic
2 x 410g tins of diced tomato with basil and garlic (avoid any with added sugar and other non-wholefood ingredients)
sea salt and cracked pepper to taste
1 tsp olive oil
500g lean beef mince
1/2 spanish onion, diced
2 medium carrots, grated
1 small head of broccoli, chopped into florets
1/4 capsicum, diced
Juice 1/4 lemon
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
In a large bowl, add sauce ingredients (save the two diced squash) and mix using a hand/stick blender (or high-speed blender) until smooth and there are only little bits of kale remaining.
In a pan over medium-high heat sauté onion with oil till soft. Add carrot and broccoli. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add remaining squash, capsicum and mince. Cook until half of the mince has browned. Pour in the sauce and combine well. Cook on medium-high heat for 25-30 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened. Fold in lemon juice and nutritional yeast.
Plate up a large handful of zucchini noodles. Spoon mince mixture on top and garnish with extra basil (and nutritional yeast if desired). Serve hot.
Enjoy being you,