- Suitable for 8m+ (you may want to blend a little)
- Can be frozen
- Contains: Meat
Need to sneak some extra veg into your little one, then look no further. This bolognese is a great way to get a whole range of vegetables into a meal without anyone even realising they are there. This also be a fantastic way of sneaking so veg into the meal of a little one who doesn’t eat their greens, hence the “secret” in the title…sssh!
The great thing about this dish, apart from it being healthy and quick to prepare is the depth of flavor, all those hidden veggies really create an amazing rich sauce so it’s something the whole family would enjoy.
250g low fat minced beef
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 carton (small) pure tomato paste
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of pesto (homemade or jar)
Approximately 5 mushrooms
handful of kale or spinach
2 handfuls of mixed veg (I used peppers, carrots and aubergine but you can use anything you have)
In a blender put the kale or spinach, mixed vegetables, half the tomato puree, the juice from the tinned tomatoes, 1 clove of garlic, the pesto and blend to a smooth thick liquid.
Place a frying pan on a medium heat and add a small drizzle of oil, the onion to soften but not brown, once soft chop the second clove of garlic and add to the onion, finely slice the mushrooms and also add to the pan. Stir in the mince and allow to cook foe 5 minutes. Stir in the vegetable blend, the tinned tomatoes and the remaining tomato puree. Allow to heat through and serve.
And there you have it, a super veg filled bolognese that even the most anti-veg person will love.