Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Family Meals for Much Less than a Fiver (3) - Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti bolognese is a popular dish. Here is my version. It includes grated carrots (a great way to disguise them if your kids won't eat them!). It costs about £2.50 for a meal for four.

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You will need

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1 onion chopped 18p

1 crushed garlic clove 4p

1 Pepper chopped (cheapest per unit if bought in a pack) 40p

1 carrot, grated 12p

400g can / pack tomatoes Sainsburys basics 33p

Half pack frozen soya mince – 90p

300-400g spaghetti - 50p-60p

Splash of olive oil

Mixed herbs - 10p

Squeeze of tomato puree - 10p

Method

  1. Fry the onion in a
    little olive oil until soft

  2. Add the chopped
    pepper and continue frying for a few minutes

  3. Add crushed garlic
    clove

  4. Add the minced
    soya and stir

  5. Pour in the
    tomatoes – add a little water

  6. Season with mixed
    herbs and add the tomato puree

  7. Add grated carrots

  8. Stir together and
    cook for 10 minutes

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  9. Meanwhile boil
    the spaghetti in boiling water for 10-12 minutes

  10. Serve with a splash of Worcester sauce

Can be made with 500g minced beef or lamb but this will increase the price by £1.50 - £2.00

 

Photographs by Ian Nicholson

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