Beefed up bolognese

The most expensive part of most meals is the protein. So a clever way to stick to your budget is to use veges to beef up your bolognese.
Beefed up bolognese



1.In a medium saucepan, sauté the onion in oil until it’s softened. Add the mince and brown, breaking up the clumps with a fork as it cooks.
2.Add the carrots, tomatoes, oregano, chilli flakes, balsamic vinegar, sea salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring now and again, then remove lid and cook until liquid reduces – about 10-15 minutes. Taste and season with more salt or pepper as needed.
3.Cook the pasta in plenty of well-salted water. Drain.
4.Serve bowls of pasta topped with the bolognese sauce, grated parmesan and chopped parsley.

Whether they’re home-grown or store-bought, herbs and spices are your best friends when creating tasty, affordable meals.


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