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    Pasta Bolognese with thanks to Vital Baby

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    Ingredients

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    1/2 onion, peeled
    1/2 small pepper
    1tsp vegetable oil
    90g lean minced beef
    2 closed cup mushrooms
    150g chopped tinned tomatoes
    5 basil leaves, chopped (optional)
    40ml water
    15g spaghetti (1 portion)

    Directions

    1.

    Dice

    Finely dice the onion and pepper.
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    2.

    Cook

    Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan, add the onion and cook for 1-2 minutes until softened.
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    3.

    Combine and fry

    Add the mince to the pan and cook for 3-5mins until starting to brown.
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    4.

    Dice again!

    Dice the mushrooms, then add to the pan along with the tomatoes, basil (if using) and water.
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    5.

    Cook

    Cook for 20-30 minutes until the meat and veg are cooked and the sauce has thickened.
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    6.

    Boil

    In the meantime bring a pan of water to the boil, add the spaghetti and cook for 10-12 minutes until soft. Then drain.
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    7.

    Serve

    Put the pasta in a bowl, place ¼ of the Bolognese mix over the top and serve with a fork. Blend or mash the meal if preferred.
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    Notes

    Swap for veggie mince for vegetarian and vegan alternative. Swap to gluten free pasta for gluten free alternative
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