I was first introduced to Quorn years ago when my mum started to eat it as part of a healthy, low fat diet. The reason Quorn is so great is because it is low fat, versatile and it’s easy to substitute the meat in most dishes with Quorn without altering other ingredients. Using Quorn instead of meat makes dishes lower in fat with one easy step, as it is healthy and nutritious.
I was amazed to see how far the Quorn range has come since the first time I tried it, the range now has everything from chicken style dippers to Quorn sausage rolls to peppered beef style deli meat to a family roast. There is so much choice in the Quorn range that you could have recipes coming out of your ears to utilise all the products in the Quorn family!
My favourite Quorn recipe has to be Quorn Bolognese because it’s easy to make and tastes really similar to a meat bolognese! My recipe for Quorn Bolognese is below:
- 500g Quorn mince
- 2 medium onions (finely chopped)
- 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
- 2 carrots (finely chopped)
- 2 sticks of celery (finely chopped)
- olive oil
- 2 heaped teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 400-500g dried spaghetti
Start by heating some olive oil in a large pan, add the onion, garlic, carrots and celery and gently fry for around 10 minutes.
Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, oregano, salt and pepper to the vegetables and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
Stir in the quorn mince and continue to simmer while you cook the spaghetti, around 10 minutes depending on the pasta.
Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese
This bolognese is even better the day after as the flavour really develops overnight so if you can make it the day before!
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