Often when feeding children, parents need to find creative ways to incorporate vegetables into mealtime in appetizing ways. A hearty, vegetable-packed, meaty bolognaise sauce can be an excellent source of nutrition and a family favorite. Grass-fed ground beef adds rich umami flavors, vitamin E, Vitamin B12 and B6, Selenium, Iron, Zinc, and antioxidants to this simple weeknight meal.
1 lb. of ground beef
1 large onion, diced
2-3 zucchinis, trimmed and grated
1 tomato, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 cups of tomato sauce
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 bunch of fresh oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
16 oz of spaghetti or pasta of your choice
- Bring a large stockpot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package’s directions, or recipe instructions if using fresh, homemade pasta.
- While the water is coming to a boil, cook the beef and diced onion in the olive oil on medium-high heat in a sauté pan until the onions are translucent and the beef is almost cooked through.
- Add garlic and torn oregano leaves, allowing the mixture to cook until the leaves are slightly wilted.
- Add the remaining vegetables and the pasta sauce, cover, and turn the heat to low.
- When the pasta sauce is heated through, add the drained pasta and stir or toss the pasta until thoroughly coated.
- Serve the pasta warm, topped with freshly grated parmesan or asiago cheese.