Syn Free Baked Bean Bolognese | Slimming World

I don’t know about you lot, but I find the price of Slimming World friendly minced beef INFURIATING. Why am I paying nearly £5 for 500g of mince from the supermarket?!

As I am saving for other, more important things than mince meat, I decided that I would have to think of a way to bulk out my bolognese.

Syn Free Baked Bean Bolognese | Slimming World

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

SoI decided to try and increase the portions by adding a bog standard, 30p can of baked beans

I know it sounds like a bit of a weird bolognese/chilli hybrid, but this Syn Free Baked Bean Bolognese really is delicious and purse-friendly. Its syn free and super speedy- whats not to love?Syn Free Baked Bean Bolognese | Slimming World

Adding the baked beans along with plenty of speed food meant that half of my 400g portion of mince beef went from making 2 plates of food, to 4 plates!

A great way to keep your belly and bank account full.

This recipe for Syn Free Baked Bean Bolognese uses Cirio Chopped Tomatoes and Cirio Tomato Puree and Cirio Passata, as they are not as watery as some other brands, and to make an Italian dish like Bolognese you really do need to use authentic Italian tomatoes.

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Baked Bean Bolognese

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506kcal 13

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  1. Heat two non stick pans and spray liberally with Olive Oil Fry Light. Brown your mince in one and sauté your vegetables and garlic in the other. This should take about 5 minutes.
  2. Once the mince is browned, add the vegetables and continue to sauté. Crumble the beef stock cube over and add salt and pepper. Continue to sauté until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Add the tomato puree, tomato passata, chopped tomatoes and baked beans and mix well. Simmer for five minutes.
  4. Add the mustard powder, italian herbs and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with your pasta of choice and some Healthly A cheese. Nom, nom, nom!

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  1. Hey,
    I hope this is ok but I have put a link to this on my blog, which is about being vegan on the Slimming World plan. I replaced the beef mince with soy mince, and I really, really enjoyed ithe. In fact I’d go as far as to say it’s the best mince recipe I’ve ever tasted!
    I have posted a link (I haven’t used any pictures) and have credited Pinch of Nom too.
    My blog is very, very new but I hope that it will help other vegans trying to change their lifestyle for the better.
    Many thanks, keep up the great work,

  2. I always make my bolognese with soy mince or Quorn mince or small green lentils – or a mixture of both. Same basis for a delicious shepherd’s pie and a lasagne. Meat eaters seem to be perfectly happy with the result.

  3. Making this for tea tonight, looks as if there will be loads left over so I plan to freeze some portions to use as lunches whilst at work

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