This is a great way to Prep a number of different meals for the week by getting creative with one base.
Start by making the Bolognese, option to store in an airtight container and freeze or to make a chilli con carne with leftovers, this can also be used to top taco fries or be used in a burrito bowl with rice.
Ingredients for Smoky Bolognese
700-800g lean 5% beef mince
Olive Oil (Rapeseed or Coconut)
3 cloves Garlic
1 Onion finely chopped
Basil to garnish
1 red Chilli
1 Red Pepper
Tomato Puree (as much needed to thicken Sauce)
Tomato Passata 1 150g
Salt & Pepper
Ingredients For Burrito Bowl
Kidney Beans 1 tin
For the Burrito Sauce
Chop onion, garlic,Chilli,Pepper,Tomato and Mushrooms.
Add oil to the pan and heat to a medium - high heat
Fill a pot with water and bring to the boil
Add onion and fry for 2-3 mins.
Add the Garlic,Chilli and red Pepper and fry for another 2 mins
Add the mince, Cook until the mince turns brown
Add the Passata with mushrooms and simmer for 12 - 15 mins
Add Tomato puree to thicken up the sauce as it cooks.
Add Spaghetti to the pot of boiling water and cook as per intructions approx 10 mins
Remove desired amount of Bolognese from the pan and season with oregano, salt and pepper. ( you can also keep the entire amount and freeze for 1 month)
Add bolognese on top of Spaghetti, grate some Parmesan Cheese and add some Mozzarella, Garnish with fresh basil.
Method for the Chilli
Add 1 tin of cooked Kidney Beans to the pan of Bolognese.
Season with Chilli powder, Cayenne powder and chilli flakes.(Add small amounts of each spice until you reach your desired flavour, the more you put in the hotter it will be)
Stir into sauce and simmer for 5 mins
Store cooked Chilli base in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days or freeze for 1 month.
Serve with Cooked basmati rice and half and avocado Drizzled in Burrito spicy sauce.
Method for Spicy Burrito Sauce
Add some natural yogurt to a bowl, Mix with Smoked Paprika and Cayenne Pepper.
Keep adding spice until you reach your desired flavour ( the more you add the hotter it will be)
Drizzle over Burrito Bowl