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  • Serves 10
  • 1 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients
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This recipe was created by Rafferty’s Chef Zoe Bingley Pullin and is a hearty dish that will provide your little foodie with protein, those all important veggies, as well as spelt pasta.

Suitable for babies 8 months +.

For more great recipes, head over to the Rafferty’s Garden website.


Ingredients (serves 10)

  • 700g - 1kg beef or lamb mince
  • 2 red onions, finely diced
  • 2 cups carrot, grated
  • 2 cups zucchini grated, moisture squeezed out
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 5 fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste/puree
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup parmesan or salt reduced cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 packets of spelt or wholemeal pasta, cooked according to packet instructions

Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pot on high heat.
  2. Add mince and brown, take off the heat and set aside.
  3. Add onion and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until lightly brown.
  4. Stir in garlic, tomato paste and diced tomatoes, cook until tomatoes soften.
  5. Add mince back into the pot and stir to combine.
  6. Add carrot and zucchini to the pot, place lid on and bring to the boil and simmer for 20 - 30minutes.
  7. Stir in spinach before taking off the heat.
  8. Divide cooked pasta between individual bowls and top with meat sauce, sprinkle with cheese.

Notes

You can always use lentils instead of beef or lamb to create a vegetarian option. Always store in an airtight container. Fridge – 1 week Freezer - up to 2 months.

  • Great idea to use spelt pasta for a healthy option. Love it.

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  • Great recipe

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  • Another great recipe from Zoe – thanks for sharing it here, another good recipe for our family to follow.

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  • Looks great thanks for sharing your recipe

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  • That Zoe Bingley Pullen is amaze balls at creating mega healthy meals from basic ingredients. I used to love watching her on Good Chef Bad Chef

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  • Must give this recipe to my son to show that you don’t need to use pasta sauce jars all the time.

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  • This is basically my spag bol recipe but with normal pasta and an absolute family fave.

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  • This is so healthy and free

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  • lovely recipe option for the whole family!

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  • Like ones that whole family can eat , thank you for providing this.

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  • Beautiful presentation and sure to keep the family happy

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  • Looks yum, reckon everyone would eat this. Cook in bulk and freeze in portions for future use

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  • Great that this freezes well – thanks for sharing

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  • I haven’t yet tried any spelt products yet. Is there much difference in taste between spelt pasta and regular pasta

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  • Great meal for the whole family. Always a huge hit here.

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