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Mushroom Bolognese - vegan

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I made this last week and it was delicious. My husband was skeptical - he loves the real thing, but he felt the texture and flavor was rich enough:

Warning - this is a slow cooking sauce - perfect for a day you can just leave it going on low, or via a slow cooker - low and slow for 6 - 8 hours on the slow cooker, after step 5 - just put the ingredients from the frying pan into the slow cooker with everything else.

Mushroom Bolognese Sauce


1 small head of garlic - peeled and minced
1/2 lb. portobello mushrooms, minced
1 large carrot, minced
1 container pomi chopped tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
about 2 oz. wine
1 TBS olive oil
1 pinch sugar
parsley, basil, oregano, salt and cayenne to taste

Nutritional Info
Fat: 2.6g
Carbohydrates: 14.3g
Protein: 2.6g

1. Mince garlic by hand.
2. In a food processor, mince mushrooms and carrots. Cut into chunks ahead of time.
3. Heat the olive oil in a dutch oven at medium.
4. Cook the garlic for 30 seconds.
5. Add the mushrooms and carrots, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
6. Add everything else. When sauce is simmering, turn it to very low and cover.
7. Check every hour, stir and correct for seasoning.
8. Sauce is best cooked at least 6 hours - slow and low!

Serving Size: Makes 6, 1 cup servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JENSHAINES.
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    Hi Jan,
    You can serve it with a variety of things. What I did was make gluten free pasta and used a little of that, with cannellini beans over it and the sauce over that. Another time I used polenta and cannellini beans. The beans were for protein and fiber, but obviously you can serve this the way you'd serve any pasta sauce.
    2943 days ago
    Sounds like a wonderful sauce. Yummy... What do you serve it over, usually? Thanks Jen. I may try it this weekend.
    2943 days ago
    This sounds really good, Jen - will definitely have to try it!
    2944 days ago
    On the meat one that I put up on the team board, I think I missed a step of cooking the meat separately and rinsing it off to get the fat content down. I liked this EVEN better. ;-)
    2944 days ago
    YUM!!! Have to try this!!
    2944 days ago
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