Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lentil Bolognese

Cheap, easy, healthy, family-friendly, tasty - yep, ticks all the boxes!  A twist on your usual bol :-)

Ingredients (serves 4 - 160 calories per serve)
olive oil spray
1 medium brown onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 head broccoli, finely chopped
2 small zucchini, finely chopped or grated
1 carrot, grated
400g tin lentils
400g tin crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon dried herbs
1/2 cup beef stock

Heat a medium saucepan over moderate heat.  Spray with olive oil.  Add onion and garlic, and cook until soft and lightly browned.

Add tomato paste and stir to combine.  Stir in broccoli and zucchini, then add lentils, tomatoes, herbs and stock.

Stir well and bring to the boil, then simmer for about 30 minutes.  Serve on its own or with rice or pasta and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

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