Hidden Veg Bolognese

This hidden veg bolognese is so versatile, it’s a good idea to make a large batch and either freeze some or just keep it in the fridge for a week’s worth of quick meals.

My kids LOVE it and it makes a great breakfast with some scrambled eggs…

For dinner, just add a dollop of sour cream, toss in a few leaves and optional cheese {I’m ditching the cheese for a while..} and you’re good to go.

Hidden Veg Bolognese {LCHF, Paleo, Sugar-Free & Filled with Veggies - perfect for picky eater kids}

It has all the veggies already inside, so you can literally just have a bowl of this if you like.

Hidden Veg Bolognese

  • Servings: 10
  • Time: 1hr 30mins
  • Difficulty: requires a bit of effort
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You will need:

1/2 green pepper, cut into large chunks
1 red onion, diced
1/2 kg + 1 cup mini Rosa tomatoes
olive oil
salt
1 kg minced beef {normal fat, not lean}
2 medium carrots, grated
3 medium zucchini, grated
2 tbs coconut oil
2 small bird’s eye chilies, slit open lengthwise

Place the green pepper, onion and 1/2 kg Rosa tomatoes in a roasting dish.
Drizzle generously {about 2 tbs} with olive oil and season with salt.
Roast under the grill of the oven for 40 minutes, stirring every now and then.

Let it cool a bit and then blitz it with a stick blender.

Heat the coconut oil in a large pot and fry the mince.
Season with salt {1-2 tsp}.
When the mince is almost cooked, add the roast tomato puree, chilies & grated veggies.

Blitz the remaining cup of tomatoes with a stick blender. {You can use tinned tomatoes, but I prefer to use fresh, plump, red tomatoes.}

Add the blitzed raw tomatoes chilies, give everything a stir, place a lid on the pot and let it gently simmer away for about half an hour to 45 minutes.

Hidden Veg Bolognese {LCHF, Paleo, Sugar-Free & Filled with Veggies - perfect for picky eater kids}

  • great for breakfast with some scrambled eggs and a dollop of butter
  • serve with sour cream and salad greens for an easy weeknight dinner
  • serve with cauli mash for a great bowl of comfort
  • serve inside egg wraps, along with shredded lettuce, sour cream, avocado, tomato & cheese – a la Mexican burrito
  • serve with zoodles {zucchini noodles} for an extra dose of zucchini-goodness
  • use as a pizza topping for your cauli-pizza, along with cheese and sour cream

Right, these ideas should tie you over for a few days!

What else would you use this hidden veg bolognese for?

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I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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