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Beef and Lentil Rescue Remedy

Healthy Pasta Recipe with Plenty of Vegetables

4 - 6

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

35 mins

Cook Time

Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

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Sue Hamilton and Dana Alexander

So called because it’s so easy to make, you can freeze Beef and Lentil Rescue Remedy and bring it out when you have no time to spare. The nutty, delicious lentils add extra fibre and flavour to an already delicious dish. Use any type of pasta that catches sauce well – like shell pasta, ribbed penne, or orecchiette.

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Ingredients

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

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1 finely chopped onion

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2 crushed garlic cloves

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1/2 cup red wine

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400g can canned tomatoes

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2 tbsp tomato paste

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400g can lentils

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1 tbsp oregano

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1 tbsp dried basil

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1/4 tsp nutmeg

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2 cups pasta

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A handful of chopped parsley

Method

To Make Remedy

1

Heat olive or vegetable oil in a frying-pan and cook onion and garlic together until soft and transparent. Add beef mince and brown well, breaking up any large pieces.

2

Add wine, if using (preferably, use the wine you will be drinking with the meal). As it hits the pan there should be a hiss. The alcohol will evaporate and leave the rich warming flavour of the wine.

3

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, lentils, dried herbs and nutmeg. Combine well and let simmer for at least 15–20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4

While the sauce is simmering, cook your pasta of choice in a large pan of salted water.

5

Cook according to instructions, then drain when it’s al dente (firm to the bite).

6

Toss sauce through the pasta and serve garnished liberally with fresh parsley or basil.

7

If freezing for later use, just freeze the sauce. While the sauce is defrosting in the microwave, you can cook your pasta. Dinner will be ready in 10 minutes flat!

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Nutrition Information per Serving (362g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

1625 (388)kJ

Protein

31.8g

Total Fat

6g

Saturated Fat

2.5g

Carbs

49.2g

Sugars

4.5g

Sodium

128mg

Iron*

6.4mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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