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Vegetarian Bolognese

Vegetarian Bolognese

This is an authentic bolognese sauce with red wine that is actually vegetarian. Can you tell this sauce is meatless?

Ingredients: 4 servings

Tomato
4-5 medium
Onion
1 medium
Garlic
1 clove
Dried shiitake mushrooms
4
Fresh shiitake mushrooms
4
Celery
half a stalk
Carrot
1/2
Walnuts
about 5 pieces
Red wine
100 ml
Olive oil
4 tablespoons
Bay leaf
1
Salt
to taste
Pepper
to taste

Steps

1. Roughly chop the tomatoes. Finely dice the other vegetables and nuts. (Rehydrate shiitake mushrooms in water before chopping.)
2. In a pot, heat the olive oil and sauté the vegetables in order of onions, garlic then fresh shiitake mushrooms. Add all the other vegetables (except the tomatoes) and continue to fry.
3. Add a pinch of salt. When the vegetables are tender and lightly browned, add the tomatoes. When the tomatoes break down, pour in red wine.
4. Add the bay leaf and simmer until thickened. Give it time to simmer for the flavors to soak in. Add salt and pepper to taste and it is ready.
5. Cook your favorite pasta and serve it with the sauce. Rigatoni is used in the photo.
6. This sauce can be used in lasagna as well. This bolognese sauce also goes well with gnocchi.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made a wonderful vegetarian mapo tofu that gave me confidence. So I came up with this ultimate bolognese sauce recipe.