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Lentil Bolognese (Vegetarian)

June 24, 2019
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Photo by kitchenonthe9th
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 40 minutes
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

A vegetarian version of the classic bolognese with a lot of flavor. —kitchenonthe9th

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 big carrot
  • 1 green pepper
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 liter crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons 7-spice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli paste or chilli powder, optional
  1. Place the lentils in a pot with hot salted water until they are covered by around 1cm and bring to a boil. Let simmer until the lentils are cooked through, around 30 mins.
  2. In a bit pot on medium heat, add the olive oil and the onion. After around 3 minutes, start adding the rest of the ingredients gradually starting with the carrots, peppers, peas and garlic.
  3. Once the vegetables are softened, add the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Add the cooked lentils to the pot. If the sauce is too thick, add a bit of water until it’s runny (you can use any leftover water from the lentils).
  4. Bring to a boil and then simmer until the sauce is thickened, around 15 minutes. Add the 7-spice, chilli and salt and taste to adjust the seasoning.
  5. Serve with spaguetti or other pasta that you like.

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Flexitarian March 17, 2020
QUESTION: What exactly is 7-spice mix? I'm assuming some blend of Italian seasonings?