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50/50 Bolognese

Lentils are added to the beef mince in this delicious spaghetti bolognese.
Bowl of spaghetti Bolognese

50/50 Bolognese comprises mince AND lentils, and makes for a nourishing, hearty meal. Best of all this easy bolognese recipe will be on the table in just 30 minutes! It serves four, with leftovers, so pack a serving to take to work for lunch the next day.

A tip from the Test Kitchen: Bolognese is great way to clear out the crisper of any ‘less than fresh’ vegies such as carrots, zucchini, eggplant etc. Chop finely and add when frying off the onion.

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1.Heat oil in a large deep frypan over medium heat; cook onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until golden. Increase the heat to high, stir in garlic and beef mince, cook, stirring for 10 minutes or until browned. Add herbs, diced tomatoes and puree; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add lentils and bring to the boil; cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until sauce thickens. Season to taste.
2.Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente; drain.
3.Divide spaghetti and some of the beef mixture among serving bowls. Serve topped with parmesan and extra basil leaves.

Suitable to freeze.


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