Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe
Try this protein-packed version of this always popular dish!
1lbs lean ground beef
4 pieces of smoked bacon, finely diced
2 14oz. cans of chopped tomatoes
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 onions, peeled and diced
2 carrots, peeled and finely diced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely diced
2 celery sticks, trimmed and finely diced
1 sprig of fresh rosemary
1 medium sized red chili, seeded and finely diced
3oz. cheddar or Gruyére cheese, grated
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. grape seed oil
8oz. wholewheat spaghetti
Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over a medium heat and fry the bacon until golden brown. Reduce the heat slightly and add the onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Strip the leaves from the rosemary sprig and add them as well.
Stir and cook for six to eight minutes until softened. Increase the heat slightly, add the beef and stir until browned. Stir in the canned tomatoes, tomato purée, cherry tomatoes and chili and simmer for around 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cook the spaghetti in boiling water according to packaging instructions, then drain.
Add the Worcestershire sauce to the bolognese and serve on the spaghetti, with grated cheese sprinkled on top.