Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Recipe: Bolognese using Five Founders Carbon Neutral Beef Mince

Not a recipe really per se, but I just wanted to show you Five Founders Carbon Neutral Certified Beef mince used in a bolognese. I liked the chunky texture giving a pleasant meaty bite to the sauce. It seems more lean than the usual mince too. Season it well and it should shine.

But what's this about carbon neutral beef, you say? See my earlier post on how they attain carbon neutrality and practice sustainable beef farming and agriculture. quick and easy bolognese for busy moms.

Ingredients for a super easy bolognese
300g beef mince (Five Founders Carbon Neutral Beef Mince, S$2.88 per 100g)
300g pasta of choice
300g pasta sauce
100g grated cheese (I used aged Tasty cheddar for more tang)
3-6 cloves garlic minced
Half onion, chopped
Salt, black pepper, soy sauce for seasoning
Knob of butter for frying
Maldon smoked sea salt flakes (optional)
Chili flakes (optional for you, a must for me)

Bolognese bubbling away...smells so good!

1. Season mince with salt, pepper and a dash of soy. Let it marinate for half an hour or so.
2. Boil pasta in salted water til al dente and set aside.
3. Melt butter in a frying pan and sautée onions for a couple minutes on medium heat. Add garlic.
4. Slide all that mince into the pan. Break it up and let it cook evenly.
5. Add the pasta sauce and let it bubble. Season to taste. This is where the Maldon smoked salt will add a hint of bacon. Sprinkle on chili flakes for spicy kick. Or not (come on, learn to take some heat).
6. Add the grated cheese. Stir well and serve.

Easy peasy. The sauce makes a great dip for crudites too, as we discovered (see first pic).


The Five Founders carbon neutral certified beef comes in various types (ribeye, shabu-shabu, sirloin, rump, cubes, patties, etc) and is available on RedMart and Ryan's Grocery.

Thanks to Alternative Selection for sending the samples.

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