BODi Recipe: Hearty Low-Carb Keto Bolognese

This quick and easy bolognese recipe is the perfect hearty mid-week dinner recipe for cold winter nights! The delicious, traditional-style bolognese sauce is amazing over zoodles for a carb-free option, quinoa pasta for a lower-carb option or fresh egg pasta for a treat meal!


Ingredients:

Your choice of 500g zoodles, quinoa pasta or fresh egg pasta

500g of minced beef or Quorn mince (for a vegetarian option)

1 Large Zucchini, finely diced

1 Large Carrot, finely diced

400g of organic tinned tomatoes with no added salt (ie. macro tinned tomatoes)

1 white onion, diced

2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp of tomato paste

Beef or vegetarian stock cube, or a dash of red wine

Italian herbs

Fresh basil

Salt & pepper

Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast if vegan

Optional: Chilli flakes



Steps:

  1. In a large pan, sauté the finely chopped onion and garlic in a tablespoon of olive oil until lightly browned, then add the mince until cooked through - or following directions on the packet if using vegan mince
  2. In a separate small pan, fry the diced carrot and zucchini with in a tablespoon of olive oil until tender and combine with mince
  3. Add the tinned tomato, tomato paste, stock cube or wine, herbs and salt and pepper, simmering until reduced to a thicker consistency (around 10-15 minutes)
  4. For zoodles, fry in a pan until tender. For quinoa or fresh egg pasta, boil in salted water until al-dente.
  5. Spoon the bolognese over the top of your pasta, finishing off your dish with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast if vegan.
  6. Enjoy!