'Meaty' Spag Bol

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The best spaghetti bolognese recipe in the world... Is a plant-based spaghetti bolognese. Don't believe us? Try the Bosh 'Meaty spag bol'! It's easy, simple, satisfying and believe it or not, not too bad for you! It's a true family favourite, children love pasta and we know they are going to love our plant-based spag bol. Looking for a Gluten free spag bol?

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For the plant-based mince

<item-todo-done>8 plant-based sausages - defrosted if frozen<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp sun-dried tomato oil - from the jar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 garlic clove<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tsp soy sauce - (or vegan Worcestershire sauce if you have it)<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp oregano<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp pepper<item-todo-done>

For the tomato sauce

<item-todo-done>2 garlic cloves<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp oregano<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Pinch of salt<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp balsamic vinegar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp chilli flakes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 bay leaf<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 x 400g can cherry tomatoes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp sun-dried tomato oil - from the jar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>4 sun-dried tomatoes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 celery stick<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 large carrot<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp tomato purée<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tsp plant-based Worcestershire sauce - (or soy sauce)<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 red onions<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>300ml plant-based red wine<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done>

To serve

<item-todo-done>1 sprig of basil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> nutritional yeast<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>500g wholewheat spaghetti<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> side salad<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Deep frying pan | Chopping board | Large saucepan | Colander | Pasta tongs | Microplane | Kettle | Grater

First, prepare the sausages

  • Crumble the vegan sausage with your fingers into a bowl (this will form your mince)
  • Peel and grate the garlic clove
  • Warm the sun dried tomato oil in a deep frying pan over a medium heat
  • Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds until fragrant
  • Add the vegan sausage mince to the pan and stir for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the soy sauce to the pan and stir for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the oregano and black pepper to the pan and stir for 1 minute
  • Take the pan off the heat and transfer the mince to a bowl (don't wash the pan)

Now, prepare the tomato sauce ingredients

  • Peel, halve and finely dice the onions
  • Peel and finely grate the garlic
  • Finely slice the sun dried tomatoes
  • Trim and coarsely grate the celery
  • Trim, peel and coarsely grate the carrot

Then, start cooking the sauce

  • Add the sun dried tomato oil and olive oil to the pan you cooked the mince in, put the pan on the stove over a medium heat and stir for a couple of seconds
  • Add the onion and a pinch of salt to the pan and stir for for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the garlic and sun dried tomatoes to the pan and stir for 1 minute
  • Add the celery and carrot to the pan and stir for 3-4 minutes

Add the final sauce ingredients to the pan

  • Add the balsamic vinegar, vegan Worcestershire sauce, oregano and chilli flakes to the pan and stir for 30 seconds
  • Add the tomato puree and stir for 30 seconds
  • Add the red wine and bay leaf to the pan, stir to combine, turn up the heat slightly and simmer for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the cherry tomatoes to the pan, stir to combine and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent catching

Now, prepare the pasta, finish the sauce and serve

  • Cook the pasta according to packet instructions (approx 9 minutes in a large pan of salted boiling water)
  • Add the sausage mince to the tomato sauce, fold to combine, taste and season to perfection with salt and pepper
  • Add a splash of pasta water to the sauce to loosen
  • Drain the pasta, add to the sauce and twist with tongs to mix
  • Transfer the pasta into 4 bowls, garnish with a few basil leaves, season with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and serve

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