Best Bolognese Ever
2 - 4 Servings
A delicious vegetarian sauce. Depending on how hungry you are; either make what you need, store some in the fridge for 2-3 days or freeze a batch.
How to make
Add the oil to saucepan over a low heat. Tip in the chopped onions and carrots, along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 6 minutes until mostly softened.
Stir in the garlic and rosemary sprigs. Cook for another minute until it smells fragrant, then tip in the lentils.
Give everything a good stir, then pour in the red wine.
When most of the wine has bubbled off, chuck in the chopped tomatoes, then refill one of the tins with water and pour it in.
Stir in the tomato puree then leave to cook for 20 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the lentils are soft.
When the lentils are nearly cooked, toast the walnuts in a dry frying pan, over a medium heat until lightly browned and smelling nutty. Allow to cool and roughly chop, then add them to the pan.
Stir in the balsamic vinegar and season your bolognese to taste, removing the rosemary sprigs.
Serve with cooked pasta and, if you’re like me, loads of grated cheese on top.
All the items in bold can be found in the shop
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled & diced
Salt & pepper
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 sprigs rosemary
200g dried green lentils
Glass of red wine
2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Pasta of your choice
Grated cheese to serve (optional)