Simple Bolognese

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This is an easy, go-to recipe that I usually have in my fridge on a weekly basis! Makes a quick lunch or dinner when served over some veggies. It’s also a recipe you can make in large quantities and freeze, that way it’s ready and waiting in a pinch. I’m not going for exciting originality on this recipe, I just wanted to share something I make all the time. Please note, if you are avoiding nightshades (perhaps on the Autoimmune Protocol Diet), sub out the tomato sauce and use my Sweet Potato And Beet Sauce.

If you’re following a low-FODMAP diet, you can remove the onion and garlic as well, just add an extra cup of celery, 1/4 cup of parsley and juice of 1/2 lemon to bump up the flavor. 

Simple Bolognese
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This recipe makes for an easy dinner and is versatile enough that you could add any veggies you wanted. I use frozen spinach because I always keep some in the freezer for that time when you just quickly need something!
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
  • 2 Tbl cooking fat such as: ghee, tallow or coconut oil
  • 2 lbs grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced into ¼ inch pieces
  • 2 c celery brunoise, diced into ¼ inch pieces
  • 2 c carrots, diced into ¼ inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups frozen spinach
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 cups sauce of choice (tomato or try my sweet-beet sauce)
  1. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add 1½ tsp cooking fat and swirl to coat pan.
  2. Add 1 lb beef and saute until browned, using a spatula to stir and break meat into small pieces. Transfer meat to a bowl and set aside. Repeat with remaining 1 lb meat and set aside with rest of meat.
  3. Heat the same pan over medium heat and add remaining 1 Tbl cooking fat.
  4. Add onion, and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add celery and carrot, continue to saute for 5 more minutes.
  6. Add garlic and salt, stir until garlic becomes fragrant.
  7. Add spinach and stir until defrosted.
  8. Add browned meat back into pan, stir to combine, then add your basil and sauce.
  9. Turn heat down to low, cover pan, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.



Simple Bolognese was last modified: January 1st, 2016 by grace

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