Smart Cooking, Spaghetti + Burrito Bowl




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

1 Tomato

Olive Oil (Rapeseed or Coconut)

3 cloves Garlic

1 Onion finely chopped

Basil to garnish

1 red Chilli

6-8 mushrooms

1 Red Pepper

Tomato Puree (as much needed to thicken Sauce)

Tomato Passata 1 150g

Mozzeralla

Parmesian

Smoked Paprika

Oregano

Salt & Pepper

Spagetti


Ingredients For Burrito Bowl

Leftover Bolognese

Kidney Beans 1 tin

Avocado


For the Burrito Sauce

Yogurt

Smoked Paprika

Chilli Flakes

Chilli Powder

Cayenne Powder





Method


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




The Chilli base can also be used to top Taco fries with Burrito Sauce

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