bean bolognese and noodles

Bean Bolognese

bean bolognese and noodles

Bean Bolognese

This is a really robust sauce. Full of brilliant antioxidants and a good source of fibre, and it's absolutely delicious!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g mushrooms diced
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 yellow pepper deseeded and chopped
  • 2 x 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 100 g black olives chopped finely
  • 1 pack Ready to eat puy lentils Merchant Gourmet are great
  • 1 can kidney beans draines and rinsed or mixed beans
  • 75 ml red wine
  • 1 tbs tomato puree
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil over a medium to hot heat in a large saucepan and add the onions. Fry for approx 5 mins stirring continuously.
  • Add the peppers and mushrooms and fry until the mushrooms start to produce moisture.
  • Add everything else and stir to combine.
  • Simmer uncovered for 1 hour, the longer the better. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with brown rice spaghetti or boiled quinoa.
  • Can be frozen too.

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