Beef & Mushroom Bolognese
Blending mushrooms into your bolognese is a seriously easy way to super charge the nutrition of this family favourite and sneak in an extra serve of vegetables!
Not only is this meal better for you with the power of mushrooms, but you will save more money as you need far less beef.
Try this super simple Beef & Mushroom Bolognese which is sure to be a hit with the entire family - even fussy eaters!
Cooking: 32 minutes
400g button, cup or flat mushrooms
2 tbs olive oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbs tomato paste
400g beef mince
800g can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup basil leaves, shredded
500g tortellini pasta
Finely grated parmesan & basil leaves, to serve
Finely chop mushrooms by hand, or alternatively, pulse in a food processor until finely chopped.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté for 3 minutes or until softened. Add mushrooms, increase heat to high and cook for 5 minutes or until moisture has almost evaporated. Add tomato paste, cook stirring for 1 minute.
Add mince, cook, breaking up mince with wooden spoon, until mince changes colour. Add tomatoes and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes or until thickened. Stir in basil and season.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water following packet instructions. Drain and return to pan. Stir through mushroom sauce, parmesan and extra basil. Serve.
For more delicious, free recipes using mushrooms, check out the Power of Mushrooms website.