🌱Ultimate Vegan ‘No Beef’ Bolognese👌🏻

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🌱Ultimate Vegan ‘No Beef’ Bolognese👌🏻

Hearty sauce on top of favorite pasta is always my number one comfort food as it’s difficult to imagine anything quite as satisfying, isn’t it? 😋

I love all pasta sauces without exception – fresh and citrusy in summer and more savory, heavy and rich in winter time. After yesterday’s unexpected winter storm I decided to make another warming dish and went for a nice, ‘meaty’ Bolognese with some fettuccine pasta – it turned out absolutely perfect👌🏻 Now I’m stuffed and have zero leftovers 😉

Most vegan Bolognese recipes call for mushrooms, but none are needed for this one ☝🏻

Ingredients ✅

🌱 1 pack (12 oz) @traderjoes Beef-less ground beef (fully thawed if using frozen)
🌱 1 medium onion, very finely chopped
🌱 3 cloves garlic, pressed
🌱 1 large carrot, finely grated
🌱 1 tbsp oil
🌱 1 can diced tomatoes (blend it if you like smooth tomato base or leave as is if you prefer chunky)
🌱 1/2 cup red wine (Cabernet works the best)
🌱 1 tbsp organic tomato paste
🌱 1/2 cup walnuts, blended into a course meal
🌱 Salt and cracked pepper to taste
🌱 1 cup veggie broth (can be substituted with water but broth makes it more flavorful)
🌱 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce or Tamari
🌱 1 tbsp oil
🌱 Salt and cracked pepper to taste
🌱 1 tbsp Italian seasoning (or 1 tsp dry oregano + 1 tsp dry thyme)
🌱 3 tbsp nutritional yeast (I love @anthonysgoods ) or 1 tbsp beef-less stock as a sub of you have none
🌱 Fresh parsley (optional)

Directions ✅

1️⃣ In a large skillet heat oil on medium, add onion, garlic and grated carrots, sauté for 3-4 min till veggies begin to soften
2️⃣ Add tomato paste, mix and cook for 1 more min
3️⃣ Add wine and cook till it’s fully reduced
4️⃣ Add beef-less beef, diced tomatoes, veggie broth, seasoning, salt, pepper, walnuts, and soy sauce, mix well, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 min till sauce is thick
5️⃣ Throw in nutritional yeast, cook for 2-3 min more. Finish off with parsley and remove from heat. Let sit covered for 5 min
6️⃣ Cook pasta according to instructions, add sauce on top and serve hot.
Enjoy! ❤️

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