Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe
This is one of my favourite recipes for Spaghetti Bolognese. If your child won’t eat vegetables then spaghetti bolognaise recipe is a good way to hide them. The apple is an unusual ingredient but adds a sweetness that children enjoy.
This recipe for spaghetti bolognese very versatile,. Try mixing it with fusilli, top with béchamel sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese and brown under the grill.
What is a portion of fruit or vegetables for a toddler? The portion sizes we need to eat to hit 5 –a –Day are normally given for adults, so its hard to know how much fruit and veg a toddler should be eating.. As a rough guide a toddler –sized portion is generally the amount he can hold in one hand. For example half a medium carrot, one clementine, two broccoli florets, half a medium banana…
1tbsp olive oil
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and sauté the vegetables, apple and garlic for 10 minutes, until soft.
Transfer to a blender and add the tomatoes then whiz until smooth.
Wipe the pan out with a piece of kitchen paper then add the mince and fry over a medium-high heat, breaking the mince up with a wooden spoon, until browned (you may need to do this in two batches). If your child likes a finer texture then you can transfer the browned mince to a food processor and whiz until well chopped.
Add the tomato and vegetable sauce to the mince then stir in the tomato puree, ketchup, stock and oregano. Bring to a simmer and cook for 40-45 minutes, until the sauce is thick.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Makes 6 portions
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