Pasta Bolognese

  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation: 15 minutes
  • Cooks In: 40 minutes
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Ingredients

400g button mushrooms
1 zucchini, roughly chopped
1 brown onion, roughly chopped
1 large carrot, roughly chopped
2 sticks celery, roughly chopped
2 tbs olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
400g beef mince
1 tsp dried oregano
¼ cup tomato sauce
800g can chopped tomatoes
400g large pasta shells (see tip)
Finely grated tasty cheese, to serve

Method

1

Place mushrooms and zucchini in a food processor, use pulse button to finely chop. Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with onion, carrot and celery.

2

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, mushroom mixture, and garlic. Cook, stirring 5-8 minutes or until soft.

3

Add mince, increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes until browned all over. Add oregano and cook a further 3 minutes. Add tomato sauce and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Season to taste. Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

4

Cook pasta shells in a saucepan of boiling salted water following packet instructions. Drain and set aside.

5

Combine pasta and sauce, mix well. Scatter with cheeseand serve.

Ingredients

 400g button mushrooms
 1 zucchini, roughly chopped
 1 brown onion, roughly chopped
 1 large carrot, roughly chopped
 2 sticks celery, roughly chopped
 2 tbs olive oil
 2 garlic cloves, crushed
 400g beef mince
 1 tsp dried oregano
 ¼ cup tomato sauce
 800g can chopped tomatoes
 400g large pasta shells (see tip)
 Finely grated tasty cheese, to serve

Directions

1

Place mushrooms and zucchini in a food processor, use pulse button to finely chop. Transfer to a bowl. Repeat with onion, carrot and celery.

2

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, mushroom mixture, and garlic. Cook, stirring 5-8 minutes or until soft.

3

Add mince, increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes until browned all over. Add oregano and cook a further 3 minutes. Add tomato sauce and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Season to taste. Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

4

Cook pasta shells in a saucepan of boiling salted water following packet instructions. Drain and set aside.

5

Combine pasta and sauce, mix well. Scatter with cheeseand serve.

Pasta Bolognese

Tags:

 Pasta, Quick n Easy

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