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Roasted Vegetable Bolognese

29 Dec

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If, like me, you are totally sick of turkey after eating nothing else for the past week, then this should be the perfect antidote. A twist on everyone’s favourite dish, spaghetti bolognese, this uses roasted vegetables to give a delicious flavour and an awesome texture, and the paprika also gives a depth of flavour that you don’t find in regular bolognese sauce. It should be very healthy, although you might want seconds!

Leftover bolognese should be fine to reheat for around three days if kept in the fridge, or around a month if frozen.

Tip: I’ve kept this recipe very simple, but if you wanted to add extra vegetables then mushrooms or grated carrot, cooked with the mince, would go very well.

Serves: five people.

Cost per person: £0.82 (price based on Tesco Value ingredients).

Ingredients:

  • 400g beef mince
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tsps paprika
  • 2 tsps mixed herbs
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Method

1) Preheat the oven to 180C, and heat a pan drizzled with oil in the oven.

2) Slice the peppers into thick strips and the onion into quarters, and place in the hot oil, making sure they are coated on all sides. Cook for around 15-20 minutes, until they are starting to crispy at the edges.

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3) Chop the garlic and fry with the mince for around 5 minutes, until browned.

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4) Add the chopped tomatoes and season with paprika, mixed herbs, salt and pepper. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.

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5) Once the onion and peppers are cooked, remove from the oven. The onion should have separated into strips, but pull it apart if it hasn’t.

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6) Add the vegetables to the sauce and simmer for 2 minutes.

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7) Serve with pasta or spaghetti and enjoy!

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One Pan Egg and Potatoes

6 Oct

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This is a great dish when you want to knock something up quickly, because it’s all cooked in one pan and takes almost no time at all. It’s also really healthy!

Tip: this would also be tasty with some chopped cherry tomatoes added at the same time as, or instead of, the pepper.

Serves: two people.

Cost per person: £0.56 (price based on Tesco Value ingredients).

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 potatoes, cooked
  • 1 small onion
  • 1-2 small peppers
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Method

1) Slice the potato and fry on a medium heat with the chopped onion and garlic for 5-10 minutes, until the potato is golden brown on both sides. Season with mixed herbs, salt and pepper.

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2) Add the chopped pepper and fry for another minute.

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3) Make a space in the pan and add the eggs. Fry for 2-3 minutes, until the eggs are cooked.

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4) Tuck in!

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