Spaghetti Bolognaise or Meatballs

spaghetti bolognaise or meatballs

This is a firm favourite and quick to prepare.

Serves 4, 16g carbs per serve

Spaghetti Bolognaise or Meatballs
Amount Ingredient Carbs
750g/1.5 pounds chuck steak 0g
1 large brown onion sliced 7g
1 green capsicum/pepper diced 4g
2 large cloves of garlic crushed 1g
2 x 450g/12oz tins chopped tomatoes 36g
2 heaped tbspns tomato paste 6g
2 tspns dried basil 0g
1 tspn each of dried oregano & marjoram 0g
4 x 120g/4oz zucchini/courgette 10g
Total Carbs 64g

Cut meat into 2 cm cubes & brown in some olive oil in a large saucepan over medium – high heat. Add chopped onion & capsicum garlic & cook until onion is softened. Add remaining ingredients. Reduce heat, cover & simmer for 1 ½ hrs until meat tender. Check after 1 hour & remove lid if there is excess liquid.

About 10 mins before serving, put zucchini/courgette through a spiralizer to make ‘spaghetti’

Put zucchini spaghetti in a steamer basket & steam above a pan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes, stirring half way through.

When cooked, put steamer basket on 3-4 thicknesses of paper towel & put another 3-4 thicknesses on top of spaghetti & gently press down with your hand to extract excess water. Take care as noodles will be hot.

Arrange zucchini spaghetti on plates & top with bolognaise. Serve with grated parmesan if desired.


Substitute 750 g beef mince/ground beef for the chuck steak

Form mince into meatballs about the size of ping-pong balls. Put 2 sheets of paper towel on a dinner plate & arrange balls in a circle around plate.

Cook in microwave on 100% power for 2 mins, turn over & cook another 1 minute.

Heat oil in large pan, cook onion & garlic until onion soft. Add remaining ingredients. Place meatballs in sauce (NOT liquid from plate) & bring to boil.

Reduce heat, put on lid & simmer for 20 mins, stirring halfway thru. If sauce too watery, take off lid to reduce sauce as above.

Prepare ‘zucchini spaghetti’ as above

Originally posted 2017-09-11 17:17:16.

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