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Low tomato Bolognese sauce

Low tomato Bolognese sauce
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Makes: 4 portions


  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 400g minced beef
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 reduced salt chicken or beef stock cube with 200ml water
  • 100ml passata
  • 10g fresh basil
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  1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions, carrots and celery for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and fry for a further minute.

  2. Add the mince to the pan and brown, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.

  3. Add the stock, passata, basil and nutmeg and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. Allow to simmer on a low heat for about an hour, using a lid that is slightly ajar to let out the steam. Serve with pasta and garlic bread.



    This recipe is taken from the Kidney Friendly Cookbook produced by Dietitians and Dietetic Support Workers at a Paediatric Renal Unit in the UK. Please check with your Dietitian or Doctor that this recipe is suitable for you.

Nutritional Information
Nutrient per portion
Calories 280 kcal
Protein 20.9 g
Potassium 455 mg
11.4 mmol
Phosphorus 176 mg
5.6 mmol
Sodium 397 mg
17.1 mmol