Servings: 6 · Prep Time: 5 mins · Cooking Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
A family favourite is spaghetti bolognese. It's rich, warming and incredibly easy to make during the week when we're strapped for time. Whilst this recipe may differ a little from the classic recipe (no CARBS), it certainly still delivers flavour, taste and the most important element: comfort. The pairing of the bolognese works wonderfully against the carrots and courgette. The carrots add a nice 'whole' texture to the dish and their subtle sweetness pairs brilliantly with the mince and its sauce. Another important factor about making this recipe Primal-friendly is to use beef mince that's organic and grass fed. We can't stress enough how important this is. On top of that, we'll be making our own sauce (which you'll do every time from now on, once you see how easy it is) so we know exactly what we're putting into our body. Not only is this recipe a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals, but the volume from the courgette and carrots will also leave you feeling fuller for longer. We hope you enjoy our Primal take on the classic spaghetti bolognese recipe. The bolognese sauce is everything a bolognese sauce should be. As the Italians would say... Perfecto!
- Lean mince meat (500g)
- Chopped tomatoes (2x 400g tins)
- Mushrooms (1 cup, sliced)
- Garlic cloves (2, grated)
- Onion (1, diced)
- Tomato puree (1 tbsp)
- Mix of carrot and courgette (500g, spiralized)
- Rosemary (1 tsp)
- Fresh basil (1 tbsp)
- Oregano (1 tbsp)
- Bay leaves
- Salt and pepper (To taste)
Heat a pan with a little oil and add your diced onion, garlic, mushrooms, rosemary and oregano and fry for a few minutes until your onion starts to brown.
Add the mince meat to the pan and cook until brown.
Add the two tins of chopped tomatoes and bring to the boil. Add your bay leaves and freshbasil and bring to the simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Whilst your mince cooks, spiralize your carrots and courgette. Just before you serve them you'll want to pop them in the microwave for a minute or two. Cooking them fully will simply make them
5 minutes before your mince is cooked, add the tomato pur�e and salt and pepper to the dish to taste.
Once cooked, serve your spiralized veg on a plate and top with the bolognese. Add an extra
sprinkle of fresh basil if you wish and serve up!