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Friday, 20 September 2013

Bolognaise with Pasta and Vegetables- a Twist on an Old Classic

This is not the same recipe as my, Spaghetti Bolognaise page, but an adapted one that I made today, it was so delicious, that I decided to share it with you and I'm sure mother would have loved it too. I have used tagliatelle instead of spaghetti, added vegetables and herbs, also some spices, red wine, and sun dried tomatoes, plus a few other ingredients, the end result was great,

Bolognaise vegetables and pasta image

Ingredients -1 serving increase for 2 or more. cooking and prep. time about 1/2 hour

. 1/2 pack of fresh egg tagliatelle, for1 large serving
. 250 g. of mince, beef, chicken or turkey
. 1 red onion finely sliced
. 3 garlic cloves grated
. 1/2 a red bell pepper, finely sliced
. 4 broccoli florets split with a knife
. fresh coriander and stalks
. bunch of vine cherry tomatoes
. 2 tbs sun dried  tomatoes soaked and chopped
. 1 tbs tomato puree
 . 2 tbs olive oil
. fresh basil leaves
. 1 tsp paprika powder
. 2 tbs red wine
. salt and black pepper to taste
. pinch of dried oregano


. In a solid pan add oil over a medium heat, add sliced onions and fry till soft and browning
. add garlic and  red peppers, fry for a minute
. remove onions, peppers and garlic and put to one side, then add more oil to the pan if needed and add    meat and brown all over for 5 minutes
. add tomato puree and mix into meat and fry 2 minutes, add wine, sun dried tomatoes and paprika, salt and  pepper, oregano
. add onions, peppers and garlic back to the pan and add about a half cup of water, bring to the boil stirring,  turn to a simmer still stirring occasionally till meat is cooked ( turkey mince will cook quicker than beef )
. while sauce and meat are cooking bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil and add pasta and  broccoli, fast simmer 3-4 minutes till pasta is cooked.
. drain pasta, broccoli and add sauce and meat and toss together to mix
. plate up and scatter torn basil leaves and fresh coriander over, and add cherry vine tomatoes.

Parmesan cheese can be sprinkled over to taste