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Zippy Zoodle Bolognese

Enjoy a hearty 'pasta' without the carbs!

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 3 tbps extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • ¼ long red chilli, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 300g beef mince
  • 400g passata (or 400g can crushed or diced tomatoes)
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 2 tsps oregano
  • 2 tbsps grated parmesan
  • 1 packet pre-made zucchini noodles (or make your own with 2 medium zucchinis and a spiraliser)
  • few fresh basil leaves (optional)

Method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp extra vigin olive oil on medium-high heat in a deep frying pan. Add the onion and carrot and fry for 3-5 minutes until translucent and soft. 
  2. Add chilli, garlic and beef mince. Break apart the mince with a wooden spoon and move around the pan as it browns for 5-8 minutes.
  3. Add the passata and stir through the mince. Cook until bubbling. 
  4. Add Worcestershire and oregano. Stir and bring to boil then turn the heat down to a simmer (medium-low). Cook covered with a lid for 30 minutes. 
  5. If making your own, prepare your zoodles by spiralising your zucchini. If not - just open the packet! 
  6. After 30 minutes give the meat mixture a final stir. 
  7. Heat a large frying pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil to sizzling hot. Add the zucchini ‘zoodles’ and cook on high heat for 30 seconds. You want to warm the zucchini noodles but not cook them - you want a little crunch to them. Be warned, if you cook them too long you’ll end up with soggy vegetables. Season with a little salt right at the end. 
  8. Serve zucchini ‘spaghetti’ with Zippy Bolognese sauce. Top with grated parmesan, pepper and some fresh basil if you have.

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