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Beef and lentil rescue remedy

Heathy pasta recipe that freezes well

4 - 6

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

35 mins

Cook Time

Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

Recipe author

Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

So called because it’s so easy to make, you can freeze beef and lentil rescue remedy and bring it out when you have no time to spare. The nutty, delicious lentils add extra fibre and flavour to an already delicious dish. Use any type of pasta that catches sauce well – like shell pasta, ribbed penne, or orecchiette.

So called because it’s so easy to make, you can freeze beef and lentil rescue remedy and bring it out when you have no time to spare. The nutty, delicious lentils add extra fibre and flavour to an already delicious dish. Use any type of pasta that catches sauce well – like shell pasta, ribbed penne, or orecchiette.

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Ingredients

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

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1 onion

finely chopped

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2 garlic cloves

crushed

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1/2 cup red wine

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400g can canned tomatoes

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2 Tbsp tomato paste

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400g can lentils

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1 Tbsp oregano

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1 Tbsp dried basil

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1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

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400g pasta

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A handful of finely chopped parsley

Method

To Make Remedy

1

Heat the oil in a frying-pan over a medium heat and cook the onion and garlic together for 10 minutes, until tender. Add beef mince and brown well, breaking up any large pieces.

2

Add wine, (if using) allow it to bubble and reduce.

3

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, lentils, dried herbs and nutmeg. Combine well and let simmer for at least 15–20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4

While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water until just tender, al dente. Drain well.

5

Toss sauce through the pasta and serve garnished liberally with fresh parsley or basil.

6

If freezing for later use, just freeze the sauce. While the sauce is defrosting in the microwave, you can cook your pasta. Dinner will be ready in 10 minutes flat!

Nutrition Information per Serving (362g)

This dish contributes the majority of your essential daily vitamin B12 needs. B vitamins play a role in energy levels.

Energy

1625kJ (388 kcal)

Protein

31.8g

Total Fat

6g

Saturated Fat

2.5g

Carbs

49.2g

Dietary Fibre

g

Sodium

128mg

Iron

6.4mg

Zinc

5.2mg

Vitamin B12

2.3µg