I made up a huge pot of budget bolognaise sauce to freeze, it made about 8 2 person portions. So I thought I’d share what I did.
About 500g Lean beef mince
2 large mushrooms
1/2 a red capsicum
1/2 green capsicum
3 cloves garlic
1 large carrot
4 x large (800?) g tins chopped tomatoes
1 jar (200g?) tomato paste
1/4c dried basil
1/4c dried sage
2 tsp curry powder
2 bacon stock cubes
2 tsp cumin
2tb mustard (I like seeded)
1). Brown the mince. I use a dry saucepan and add no oil.
2). Roughly chop the mushrooms, capsicum, onion, garlic, carrot and zucchini, then add to a food processor and blend so that most of it is very finely chopped. some bigger bits are ok.
3). Mix the meat and the veg mix together in a very large pot. Add the rest of the ingredients.
4). I’d intended to do it in the slow cooker, but it made too much for that, so I did half in the slow cooker for a couple of hours on high (took a while to heat it up) and half simmering on the stovetop for about an hour
5). spoon out into containers and freeze.