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Bolognese with hidden veggies!



  • 500g minced beef
  • 500g passata
  • 500g beef stock (we use low salt oxo cubes!)
  • 100g tomato purée
  • A generous handful of chopped spinach
  • A handful of grated or chopped carrot
  • A handful of grated or chopped courgette
  • A handful of grated or chopped mushrooms
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Worcester sauce to taste (we like a good 2 tsps full)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil or fry light for cooking
  • (You can add chopped onions and tomatoes too, my husband hates them though so we make it without.)


  • Brown the meat in a pan with the garlic (and onions if you are using them).
  • Add the passata, stock, tomato purée and Worcester sauce.  Allow to cook for 2 minutes then turn down to a gentle simmer.
  • Add the vegetables and herbs. Mix well and leave to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Serve with pasta, spaghetti or in a pita bread for something a bit different!   Harry likes his with a bit of cheese sprinkled in top!

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