I always use this recipe when I want to have spaghetti or my partner would like shepherd’s pie. It’s really helpful when I want to have the taste and feel of meat when I sometimes crave for it that my honey can eat too. This is my own recipe, by the way.
oil for cooking
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
half of a large carrot, finely diced
1 capsicum or bell pepper (any color is fine), finely chopped
1 can of bolognese sauce (can have another can or jar in case you want more sauce)
1 can of Vegie Delights Casserole Mince in Gravy, 1 pack of Bean Supreme Vegetarian Mince in Bolognese Sauce, or any brand available in your supermarket
1.) Heat the saucepan with oil for a few moments until little smoke comes up. The reason I use saucepan instead of non-stick frying pan is because it’s much easier to handle sauce in a deep pan and prevent any splashes. Although it is prone to browning much faster than the non-stick one, the trick here is to turn the knob in enough heat to keep the bottom of the pan clear. Also, easier to clean up with only one pan to use.
2.) Saute onion and garlic for a few minutes until soft.
3.) Put carrots in, frying for a few more minutes until soft.
4.) Add the capsicum or bell pepper pieces, frying for a few more minutes.
5.) Pour all contents of the vegetarian mince and sauce, and let it simmer until hot enough ready to serve. Simmering makes it easier for the bottom of the pan to not get brown.
6.) Serve it with cooked spaghetti, put it at the bottom of a baking dish covering it with mash to bake for shepherd’s pie, with mash and greens on a plate, or with rice and scrambled eggs like in the photo below. Bon appetit!
For those who are based in New Zealand and Australia, click on the product to reveal what it looks like the next time you go to the supermarket.
Otherwise, just look for any vegetarian mince products in a supermarket near you.