Easy Bolognese – The Docs Bols!

Easy Bolognese – The Docs Bols!

Easy Bolognese

The Docs Bols! (all your 5-a-day in one)

We have a new guest post! Let’s just call him the Dr! The lovely Dr 🙂  and here’s his Easy Pasta Bolognese recipe. The Docs Bols! (all your 5-a-day in one)

The Dr – He’s just like a real doctor – if you phone him for an appointment on a Tuesday morning you’ve no chance! I’ve even let the Dr write all this – sorry if you can’t read his handwriting!

This is an easy Spag bol that has all your 5-a-day included!

(Sneaky too –  the kids will never tell there are hidden veggies! RESULT!)  

It’s one of those things you can make while you’re popping in and out of the kitchen; perfect for those evenings when you’ve got to feed everyone but there’s a thousand other things to do.

The Bol will keep in the fridge for a good week after cooking (and a month in the freezer) so you can make it in advance.  

 

How to serve your Easy Bolognese

Don’t just serve with spaghetti either – try other pasta shapes too

It’s also great on a baked potato or just a slice of crusty buttered bread.

The Docs Bols!

 

Jazz up your Easy Bolognese

You can jazz this up with with all sorts of things –

Garlic if you like it (but don’t tell the Italians!)

Mushrooms give it a nice twist.  

If you want to get really fancy maybe a couple of anchovies or even some chopped chicken livers (really) can turn it into a fancy-Dan treat.    

You can even turn it into a chilli-con-carne by lobbing in a tin of kidney beans and a teaspoon or two of chilli powder.  

Go for you life.

The Docs Easy Bolognese! (all your 5-a-day in one)

And if you love this recipe you’ll also love his Scouse Recipe – have a look 

Enjoy

 

Love Clare (& The Dr!)

Bowl of bolognas pasta

Easy Bolognese - The Docs Bols!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 255kcal
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Tasty east Bolognese, stuffed with veggies too

Ingredients

  • 1 large Leek trimmed
  • 2 sticks celery washed
  • 2 Brown onions peeled
  • 2 large Carrots peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 400 g Lean Minced Beef
  • 1 -2 Tablespoons dried oregano or mixed herbs
  • 1 -2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tins Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 stock Pots or cubes Beef or Vegetable, or one of each
  • 1/2 Tube Tomato Puree
  • Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Chop all the white and green stuff as small as you can be bothered (the smaller you go the less the kids will spot it!)
  • Grate all the orange stuff
  • In  a large frying pan, fry the veggies in 1 tablespoon olive oil - fry on a medium to high heat, until the noise changes from hissing (just boiling) to fizzing and popping (actual frying with most of the water gone).
  • Stir it about a bit, and leave it a bit, let it do it's thing.
  • Meat in, mash it up, so there are no big lumps.
  • Add the oregano or mixed herbs and worcestershire sauce
  • Fry, fry, fry until it's all gone brown, some of the meat and veg might go a little bit burndy, this is a good thing!
  • Again - stir it a bit, leave it a bit - don't get too obsessive with it!
  • Add the 2 stock pots (or cubes) and the tommy puree - give it a bit of a jiggle
  • Next add the 2 tins of chopped tomatoes, rinse both tins with 1/2 tin of water and add that too.
  • Bubble, bubble, low heat , minimum 20 minutes, or as long as you like!
  • If it's too thick add a bit of water (out of the kettle is easiest - and it's usually warm).
  • If it's too runny, simmer it a bit and it will thicken up.
  • Season to taste. Serve with your pasta of choice

Notes

*** All nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Bolognese - The Docs Bols!
Amount per Serving
Calories
255
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
62
mg
21
%
Sodium
 
869
mg
38
%
Potassium
 
964
mg
28
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
25
g
50
%
Vitamin A
 
5717
IU
114
%
Vitamin C
 
28
mg
34
%
Calcium
 
111
mg
11
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. This looks fab, great way to add those veggies into one meal! x

  2. Love the instructions very funny. When my 2 boys were younger they didn’t like mushrooms, ( they still don’t in their 30’s now) I would put mushrooms and peppers in a food processor and then add them to different dishes. All those flavours without them knowing.

  3. Got to love a good sneaky veg recipe! Thanks for sharing with #CookBlogShare X

  4. What a lovely recipe! It’s always good to try and add as much veg as you can into a bolognaise.

  5. Change yukky beef mince to quorn job done X

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