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Red lentil bolognese

Red lentil bolognese

This delicious red lentil bolognese dish is the classic combo of tomatoes and herbs, ready and on the table in 30 minutes and freezes really well. It's low cost, dairy free and vegetarian, it freezes really well if you want to prepare ahead.
Serves: 6
Time to make: 30 mins

Total cost: $ 6.95 / $ 1.15 per serve

(at time of publication)


Step 1 Red lentils blend easily with beef mince. To use the lentils as a meat extender, allow around 1/2 cup of lentils per 500g mince. Cook the lentils in boiling water as outlined above.

Step 2 Then, in a medium-sized pan, brown the meat, add the onion and garlic and continue to cook till soft. Add the remainder of the ingredients and 1 1/2 teaspoons of beef stock. When the lentils are cooked, stir them into the meat sauce and simmer for a further 10-15 minutes until flavours are developed.

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Photographer: Joanna Wickham

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