Spaghetti Bolognese with Secret Veggies
This one is for my babies! They simply cannot get enough of this. I generally make a huge pot and freeze some. Except for the mushrooms the veggies are all whizzed in a food processor and are some small no one notices them, therefore no picking! Result, veggies in and huge smiles of faces!!
1.2 kg Lean Mince Beef
1 Onion, minced in a food processor
2 Cloves Garlic, minced in a food processor
3 Carrots, peeled and minced in a food processor
2 Sticks Celery, minced in a food processor
1 Courgette, minced in a food processor (Optional)
2 tbsp Tomato Purée
2 Tins Chopped Tomatoes
A Big Glug Red Wine
250ml Beef Stock
A Handful of Fresh Chopped Basil
Add the mince in a couple of batches to a large pot, fry until well browned all over. Breakup the mince as you go. Remove from the pot,meet aside.
Add a dash of oil to the pot and fry the onion and garlic gently for 5 mins.
Add the rest of the veggies and fry for a further 3-4 mins.
Add a good splash of red wine, cook for a couple of mins.
Add the tomato purée and stir.
Add the tinned tomatoes and the beef stock.
Stir, bring to the boil and then simmer gently for around 30 mins.
Just before the end, add the chopped basil.
Serve with spaghetti or whatever pasta you fancy and some nice fresh Parmesan shavings! Delish!!