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No meat bolognese sauce with bulgur wheat

A delicious no meat bolognese sauce that can be enjoyed by vegans and vegetarians too. Served with bulgur wheat, rice, pasta or quinoa, this sauce is a great alternative to the classic beef bolognese. By all means, I do love the meat bolognese too, it is such a great dish, bursting with flavours and screaming comfort food. Some dishes go so well all year round, and one can never be tired of them.

My vegan version is made of Quorn no meat mince and amazing vegetables like carrot, red pepper, leek, cooked in a rich tomato sauce with a chilli kick. What really gives the wow factor is the dried rosemary, which brings a lovely taste to this dish. Quick, easy, simple, worth a try.

No meat bolognese sauce with bulgur wheat

No meat bolognese sauce with bulgur wheat

No meat bolognese sauce with bulgur wheat

Ingredients:

For the no meat bolognese sauce

  • 350 g Quorn no meat mince
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 leek
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • parsley to taste

For the bulgur wheat:

  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
No meat bolognese sauce with bulgur wheat

No meat bolognese sauce with bulgur wheat

Method:

  • Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pan.
  • Chop the leek, carrot and red pepper and fry gently for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the Quorn no meat mince and chopped tomatoes and mix well.
  • Pour in the vegetable stock and cover the pan with a lid.
  • Leave it to cook on a medium heat until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Season with salt, ground black pepper and stir in the tabasco sauce and dried rosemary.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley.
  • To make the bulgur wheat, rinse it under cold water until the water runs clear.
  • Add it to a pan and cover with salty water.
  • Cook on a low heat until all the water has been absorbed.

Enjoy! 🙂

No meat bolognese sauce with bulgur wheat

No meat bolognese sauce with bulgur wheat

 

No meat bolognese sauce

No meat bolognese sauce

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    milliethom
    February 4, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I love the beef bolognese but this looks like a really nice alternative. It’s always such a colourful meal.

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      February 4, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Thank you. It’s a light dish that people could also enjoy during fasting times like Lent. I had way too many sweets lately, so had to switch to a healthier diet. Let’s see if it lasts ?

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