Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Banting Bolognese Sauce

Because meat is often so expensive these days - I find that if I can get mushrooms on special, it can take on the role of that extra bit of meat that you can no longer afford. I tend to use them often as they provide important nutrients, including seleniumpotassium, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D and more...

500g mince
300g chopped mushrooms
1 tbs holsum or other oil of your choice
1 small tin tomato paste
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped herbs (I used oregano and rosemary)
1 tbs crushed garlic
1 cup water
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tbs sweetener (optional - used for acidity)

This is the finished product...

Step 1:

Brown the mushrooms in some oil  - choice is yours what you use. I used Holsum.

Step 2:

Add your meat and mix into mushrooms.

Step 3:

Add your garlic and herbs.

Step 4:

Add 1 small tin tomato paste and 1 tin chopped tomatoes.

Step 5:

Add Salt and Pepper to taste, and then 1 cup water.

Step 6:

Simmer on low for about 30 minutes - until the above consistency is reached. You may need to add sweetener at this stage as the tomatoes can be very acidic. Try it first to see, then add as necessary!
Serve on a bed of Flash fried baby marrow noodles or butter sauteed cabbage strips!

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