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Bolognese with a Twist

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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 celery stick, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely crushed
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 60 g chorizo, diced
  • 175 ml red wine (optional)
  • 1 Knorr Beef Stock Pot dissolved in 175 ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200 ml passata
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Sprig fresh thyme
  • 300 g spaghetti
  • Handful fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Amount per serving

Energy (kcal)

2773kcal

Energy (kJ)

11555kJ

Protein (g)

93.6g

Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)

339.5g

Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)

324.6g

Sugar (g)

57.7g

Fibre (g)

14.9g

Fat (g)

111.9g

Saturated fat (g)

52.9g

Unsaturated fat (g)

13.6g

Monounsaturated fat (g)

9.9g

Polyunsaturated fat (g)

3.7g

Trans fat (g)

4.2g

Cholesterol (mg)

171mg

Sodium (mg)

74979mg

Salt (g)

187.45g

Vitamin A (IU)

3809IU

Vitamin C (mg)

18.6mg

Calcium (mg)

168mg

Iron (mg)

5.32mg

Potassium (mg)

14179mg

Total

11093kcal

46220kJ

374.3g

1357.9g

1298.5g

230.8g

59.4g

447.5g

211.7g

54.5g

39.5g

14.9g

17.0g

684mg

299915mg

749.80g

15234IU

74.4mg

673mg

21.29mg

56717mg


  • 1 Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the carrot, onion, celery and garlic and cook on gentle heat for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions soften but do not brown.
  • 2 Add the beef and cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes until lightly browned, using a wooden spoon to break the mince down. Add the chorizo and cook for further 2 minutes on medium heat.
  • 3 Add the red wine (if using), bring to the boil and reduce to a medium simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add the Knorr Beef Stock, tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, passata, bay leaves and thyme. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer on low heat for 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil for the pasta, adding a splash of olive oil in the water if desired, add spaghetti and cook according to pack instructions.
  • 5 When the sauce is cooked, discard the thyme and bay leaves and stir in the basil leaves. Serve the sauce on top of the spaghetti or mixed through and sprinkle with Parmesan.