Vegetarian/Vegan Bolognese. Make it meaty (but still meatless!) The mushrooms in this Vegetarian Bolognese give it an earthy taste with a chunky and chewy texture. While the mushrooms are in no way considered meat, they do give the dish the meaty texture and fullness of traditional Bolognese. Cooking vegan for my favorite meat eater is quite an enormous challenge for me sometimes.
I decided to use textured vegetable protein (tvp) because it absorbs the flavors of whatever you rehydrate it with. Depending on how quick you are at prepping! Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high. You can have Vegetarian/Vegan Bolognese using 13 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Vegetarian/Vegan Bolognese
- Prepare 1 of small head of cauliflower.
- You need 1 lb of mushrooms, I prefer a wild mix.
- Prepare 2 cups of carrots, shredded or whole.
- It’s 1 of small yellow onion.
- It’s 4 tbsp of garlic.
- You need 2 tbsp of crushed red pepper.
- It’s 1 tbsp of dry basil.
- You need 1 tbsp of dry thyme.
- It’s 2 tbsp of sugar.
- Prepare 4 cans (28 oz) of crushed tomatoes.
- You need 1 cup of red wine.
- You need 1/2 cup of Olive oil.
- Prepare to taste of Salt and pepper.
Don't just take my word for it! Here are a few reader reviews of this bolognese sauce. Noelia: "I have made this today and LOVED it, thank you so much, it's such a great idea! Add the onion, carrot, celery and a pinch of salt.
Vegetarian/Vegan Bolognese step by step
- Rough chop your cauliflower, carrots,onions and mushrooms..
- Add your vegetable mix and garlic in a blender or food processor and pulse until finely chopped (essentially looks like ground beef).
- In a pot heat up about 1/2 cup of oil..
- Add your vegetable mix, herbs and spices and saute until they soften..
- Add your red wine and reduce by 1/2..
- Add your tomatoes and sugar and simmer for about 35/40 mins.
- Serve with your favorite pasta and enjoy!.
Put a large pot of water on to boil. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and salt; cover and cook, stirring. To make this vegan, simply omit the cheese garnish. You won't miss the meat in this bolognese, I promise.