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Beef + Mushroom Bolognese

4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 400g button, cup or flat mushrooms
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 400g beef mince
  • 800g can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, shredded
  • 500g tortellini pasta
  • Finely grated parmesan & basil leaves, to serve

Instructions:

  • 1.Finely chop mushrooms by hand, or alternatively, pulse in a food processor until finely chopped.
  • 2.Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté for 3 minutes or until softened. Add mushrooms, increase heat to high and cook for 5 minutes or until moisture has almost evaporated. Add tomato paste, cook stirring for 1 minute.
  • 3.Add mince, cook, breaking up mince with a wooden spoon, until mince changes colour. Add tomatoes and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes or until thickened. Stir in basil and season.
  • 4.Meanwhile, cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water following packet instructions. Drain and return to pan. Stir in mushroom sauce, parmesan, and extra basil. Serve.

Notes:

For more delicious, free recipes using mushrooms, check out the Australian Mushrooms website. 

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