Veggie Bolognaise

By February 25, 2020Recipes

PREP: 20 MINS
COOK: 33 MINS
EASY
SERVES: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 onion , finely diced
  • Oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 stalk of celery, finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano , finely slice (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 vegetable stock cube dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 dried red lentils
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce or Worcester sauce
  • A good pinch of salt

Method

  1. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a large fry-pan on medium heat.
  2. Finely dice the onion and cook with garlic, grated carrots, sliced celery and oregano until softened.
  3. Add vegetable stock, then simmer for 1 minute, until nearly all evaporated.
  4. Stir through the lentils, tomato paste, tomatoes, sugar, soy sauce, salt and water.
  5. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for about 25 minutes until lentils are soft.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If mixture dries out at any time, stir through ¼–½ cup water.
  7. When ready serve with pasta or rice and sprinkle with some parmesan cheese if you like.