Baked Bean Bolognese

Our thrifty, slimming friendly Baked Bean Bolognese is a great way to feed the whole family and is perfect whether you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers.

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Buying low fat meat can be expensive, especially if you’re feeding the whole family, but with a few clever swaps you can make a small amount of meat go further.

I know it sounds like a bit of a weird bolognese/chilli hybrid, but this Baked Bean Bolognese really is delicious and purse-friendly. Baked Bean Bolognese | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

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

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Baked Bean Bolognese

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Portions 10 Minutes 30 Minutes




506kcal 13

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  1. Heat two non stick pans and spray liberally with Low calorie cooking spray. 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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. I’d be infuriated if I had to pay ÂŁ5 for 500gms 5% fat minced beef but I don’t. I bought 500gms this morning at Lidl for ÂŁ2.99, Aldi’s is ÂŁ3.30. Also, you didn’t mention it but I make a very similar recipe and grate both carrots and cougettes.

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