Black Bean Bolognese with Courgetti

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Black Bean Bolognese with Courgetti


Bolognese is one of my favourite comfort dishes for the winter, and this vegan black bean Bolognese is packed full of nutritious and energising ingredients!

This recipe is the perfect alternative to regular bolognese if you’re looking for something meat free. Not many people know that adding Cacao powder to bolognese or even chilli con carne gives it both a more intense flavour and colour. In addition to this raw cacao is bursting with Magnesium which is known to relax muscles and help you sleep! Have a hearty portion of this before you go to bed and you’ll sleep like a baby!

If you’re looking for something similar, I think you’ll love my Chilli Con Vegetables!

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Serves 6 Ready in 75 minutes


Chop the carrot, celery, and sweet potato into cubes.

Heat the coconut oil in a large pot, throw in the onion, garlic, cumin, chilli, smoked paprika and oregano. Cook for a few minutes and add a pinch of salt. Throw in the other veg and sauté for a few minutes.

Next, pour in the tomatoes, beans, cacao, stock and another pinch of salt. Cook for 1 hour until the beans are soft and flavoursome. Just before it’s ready, spiralize your courgettes into ribbons and steam for 2 minutes.

Plate the bolognese and courgetti together and top with freshly chopped chilli.


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