Can you see all the veggies in this sauce? No? My kiddies couldn’t either!
I have a young baby so quick and easy dinners are a must for my older two. I make a big batch of this and make sure I have plenty leftover to freeze for a super quick dinner on the nights the baby is unsettled or I have run out of energy.
The sauce is very versatile:
- The kiddies love this sauce over macaroni or spaghetti pasta. Why not try zucchini noodles?
- Use leftovers in some puff pastry as a pie filling for something different.
- Serve in toasted sandwiches along with some cheese and sliced tomato.
- Serve as a “sloppy joe” type burger.
- Turn it into a cottage or shepherds pie.
The tmx can often produce very fine and somewhat mushy mince. If you are concerned about the texture of mince dishes you can cook the mince in the steaming basket.
- 1 onion, peeled and quartered
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 2 small carrots, roughly chopped
- 2 small zucchinis, roughly chopped
- 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
- 1 capsicum, seeds removed and roughly chopped
- 10g baby spinach leaves
- A few sprigs of basil or parsley
- 1 tablespoon vegetable stock concentrate
- 1 can of Tomato Supreme
- 200g diced tomatoes
- 500g good quality beef mince
- 100g bacon, diced
- Place all vegetables and herbs in the bowl.
- Blitz on speed 8 for 15-20 secs until desired consistency is achieved.
- Add a drizzle of oil.
- Cook on at 100 degrees, 5 minutes, speed 1.
- Add minced meat and bacon. Cook at 100 degrees, 5 minutes, reverse, soft speed.
- Add tomatoes, tomato supreme and stock paste.
- Cook at 100 degrees, 15 minutes, reverse, soft speed.
- Pour over cooked pasta of choice.
- Chicken or turkey mince can be used instead of beef mince. Or try a combination of beef, pork and/or veal.