Welsh Beef bolognese pasta soup

  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cook time 35 mins
  • Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 250g extra lean PGI Welsh Beef mince
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 3 large carrots, finely diced
  • 2 sticks celery, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 500g passata
  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp dried oregano or mixed herbs
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 100g dried small shaped pasta (for soup)
  • Grated parmesan or cheddar cheese to serve

Nutrition

  • Energy: 1133 KJ
  • Calories: 268 kcals
  • Fat: 6.1 g
  • Of which saturates: 1.6 g
  • Salt: 2.1 g
  • Iron: 3.2 mg
  • Zinc: 3.5 mg
  • Protein: 20 g
  • Fibre: 7.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Of which sugars: 16 g

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the vegetables and garlic and gently fry for 10 minutes until starting to soften and colour.
  2. Add the minced beef, increase the heat and cook for 5 minutes until browned.
  3. Add the passata, stock, herbs and black pepper.
  4. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes then add the pasta shapes and cook for approximately 10 minutes until the pasta is cooked. Add more stock if too thick.
  5. Serve sprinkled with cheese and chunky wholemeal bread.
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