Spinach and Parmasen Bolognese

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Boost your nutrient intake with this tasty variation on a classic bolognese.


2 tsp coconut oil

1 onion, finely diced

1 carrot, grated

2 cloves garlic, crushed or finely grated

300g lean beef mince

2 tbsp tomato paste

½ cup stock or water

400g can chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped

1 tbsp parsley, chopped

100g baby spinach leaves, washed (for fussy eaters, finely chop leaves)

100g shaved parmesan to garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and cook for 4 minutes or until softened and golden.
  3. Add the garlic and carrot and cook for a further minute or two, stirring until softened.
  4. Add the beef mince and cook, stirring well to break up lumps, for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the tomato paste, stock or water and chopped tomatoes, still well to combine.
  6. Bring to a light boil then simmer uncovered for about 7 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  7. Add the oregano, parsley and spinach and stir until warmed and wilted.
  8. Serve with wholemeal pasta and garnish with parmesan.

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