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Winter Beetroot Bolognese

Winter Beetroot Bolognese Its not the first time I declare my love of beetroot. Beetroot is a fantastic vegetable that you can do so many things with. It’s superb during late summer when first dug up, but is so good at keeping fresh right through to winter. It gets woodier, but it comes back to life when used in recipes like this Winter Beetroot Bolognese. You can add a meat substitute like quorn mince, or even a can of kidney beans for added fill, but its not strictly necessary as the beetroot and mushrooms give this dish a fantastic wholesome texture. ____________________________________________________________________________________ 1 large beetroot 2 medium or 1 large carrot 1 medium onion 3 cloves of garlic 1 tin organic tomatoes big handful or 9 button mushrooms 250g quorn mince (optional) 3tbsp red lentils 2 tsp hot paprika 2 tsp dried or fresh oregano 5 fresh basil leaves 1 tbsp red wine or red wine vinegar 1tbsp tomato purée half a tin of water salt and pepper to taste 250g spaghetti Parmesan and rocket …