Today I wanted to share with you the second recipe in my ‘Easy Meals’ series – a slow cooked spaghetti Bolognese which is absolutely perfect for chucking together in the morning for a quick and easy evening meal! My slow cooked spaghetti Bolognese is gluten and dairy free and I actually make mine vegan too by using The Meatless Farm mince alternative however, this can be substituted for any mince of your choosing depending on your dietary requirements. If you missed the first recipe in my ‘Easy Meals’ series which was a roasted vegetable, sausage and pesto tray bake, click here. But for now, scroll down for my easy spaghetti bolognese. Note: you will need a slow cooker to make this!
You will need:
1 x 400g pack of The Meatless Farm Mince (This could be substituted for any other mince alternative)
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
300g tomato passata
1 x Knorr vegetable stock cube
1 cup red wine
1 large carrot
1 large courgette
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
200g sliced mushrooms
1 tbsp tomato puree
Salt and black pepper
Gluten free pasta or spaghetti
Dairy free cheese
Garlic bread (You can make your own using a gluten free roll, dairy free butter, garlic granules and mixed herbs)
1. Brown off your mince in a frying pan on the hob before transferring to your slow cooker.
2. Chop your carrot, courgette and onion into small pieces and add to your slow cooker along with sliced mushrooms – give the mix a good stir to combine.
3. Add your chopped tomatoes, passata, red wine, tomato puree, mixed herbs, crumbled vegetable stock cube, a pinch of salt and a generous helping of black pepper to the slow cooker and stir well.
4. Turn your slow cooker to ‘Low’ and pop the lid on. Cook for 7-9 hours.
5. Serve with gluten free pasta or spaghetti, dairy free cheese and garlic bread which is available to buy in most UK supermarkets. You can make your own garlic bread by spreading dairy free butter over a gluten free roll along with a sprinkle of garlic granules and mixed herbs. Bake In the oven for 5 minutes. Enjoy!
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