Vegetarian spaghetti bolognese: Spaghetti Seitanese with vegetarian seitan mince

Ingredients for vegetarian spaghetti bolognese: spaghetti seitanese with vegetarian seitan mince

  • 2 Veggie Mince
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (Amanprana)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of Flamuno or Immuno Botanico-mix (Amanprana)
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • fresh ground pepper
  • a pinch of fleur de sel (Amanprana)

Preparation of vegetarian spaghetti bolognese: spaghetti seitanese with vegetarian seitan mince

  1. This is a very easy pasta sauce.
  2. Separate the mince as described on the packet.
  3. Cut the onion and the pepper into thin half rings.
  4. Heat a drizzle of olive oil and fry the onion and pepper rings.
  5. Crush the garlic and add this to the vegetables, when tender.
  6. Lower the heat.
  7. Add the seasoning mix and simmer gently.
  8. Stir regularly, so that the herbs do not become burnt or scorched.
  9. Mix the seitan into the sauce and continue simmering gently.
  10. Cut the tomatoes into cubes.
  11. Add these and simmer for a further 45 minutes.
  12. Season with a little pepper and fleur de sel.

Tip of Serge:

This recipe is the perfect basic recipe for a vegetarian bolognese sauce.

A bolognese sauce where the mince is replaced with vegetarian mince made from seitan. This mince is a great basic mince which you can season to suit your own tastes.

Want to make the sauce even yummier? Stir in a little parmesan cheese and let it melt into the sauce. (NB: Parmesan is not vegan.) You can shorten the cooking time for this recipe by using a yummy tomato passata instead of fresh tomatoes. For a bit of variety, top off the sauce with some basil.

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Miki Duerinck & Kristin Leybaert

cooks of the vegetarian cookery studio and authors of 4 vegetarian cooking books, Ghent

“Even if we never manage to convert the world to the vast majority of meat replacements, one product remains decidedly hopeful: the Manitoba wheat and soy sauce-based, traditionally produced seitan manufactured by Bertyn. It brings together the two qualities required if you justifiably want to call a product a ‘meat replacement’: it is pure and natural and very tasty. It is on sale in health food shops, vacuum packed as seitan steak, seitan supreme or in ‘block form’. It is easy to prepare: the seitan is baked, steamed or cooked in a flash because it never requires lengthy cooking times. So from now on no restaurant has a valid excuse for not putting such a vegetarian dish on the menu.”