I pondered whether to post this recipe, as lets face it most people can make a spaghetti bolognaise! And also I currently live in a caravan travelling Australia, and taking nice food photos is difficult when you can only have melamine plates! However, this one has become a family favourite of ours, and it contains one vital twist – the addition of LIVER!
Adding liver to mince dishes renders it virtually impossible to see or taste, but still with the same benefits. Liver is an amazing food to eat if you are low in iron, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive (as it’s so high in folate, iron, protein and other key nutrients for reproductive health) and for your baby! Chicken and duck liver has the mildest taste and are nice and small, so they are my go to’s, but beef liver is fine to use also.
Spaghetti bolognaise with a twist
- 1 Large saucepan
- 1 Spoon
- 1 Grater
- 1 knife
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 brown onion finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 500 grams beef mince
- 1/2 cup frozen raw liver grated
- 1 carrot grated
- 1 zucchini grated
- 1 cup broccoli grated
- 1 handful mushrooms finely chopped
- 1 tsp paprika
- 3 sprigs rosemary removed from stalks and finely chopped
- 100 grams tomato paste
- 500 grams passata or 2 tins diced tomatoes
- 1 cup bone broth
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp honey omit under 12 months of age
- chilli to taste
- 1 pasta of your choice such as pulse pasta or spiralled zucchini noodles – 1 zucchini per adult.
- Heat a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the olive oil, when hot add the onion.
- Saute for 5 minutes or until soft and caramelised
- Add the garlic and rosemary and stir until fragrant
- Grate the frozen raw liver on a cheese grater until you get about 1/2 cup.
- Add the mince and liver and stir until all browned and broken up
- Add the paprika and tomato paste and stir
- Add the zucchini, carrot, broccoli and mushrooms and stir
- Add the passata or tinned tomatoes and the bone broth
- Place a lid on and turn heat down to a simmer
- Cook for 30-40 minutes until the mixture has thickened and reduced
- Whilst cooking prepare your pasta/zucchini noodles
- Prior to serving, add the balsamic and the honey and stir through.
- Serve and top with chilli (optional) and season with salt/pepper (omit for young children).
Raw liver and mince
Lots of vegetables