Our Midweek #ThankGoodness Challenge with Dolmio

As a busy working mum I’m always looking for balanced, healthy tasty midweek meals to add to our meal plan each week. One of those meals is one of my favourite dishes – Spaghetti Bolognese. Dolmio gave us the challenge to cook up a crowd pleasing Bolognese as part of their #ThankGoodness campaign. Dolmio Bolognese sauce contains no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners.

They sent us a fantastic Tesco home delivery with lots of goodies as shown below 

Here is how we got on.

Our Midweek #ThanksGoodness Challenge with Dolmio

I love to batch cook. It saves me precious time and is a great money-saver. So with the glorious ingredients supplied I made an enormous pot of Bolognese that would last us a few meals.

Ingredients

To make a HUGE pot of Bolognese sauce:

  • 500g of mince beef
  • 2 jars of 500g Dolmio Bolognese sauce
  • 625g of closed cup mushrooms
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1kg of onions
  • a squeeze of tomato puree
  • a squeeze of garlic puree

Dolmio Bolognese sauce with a plate of mushroom and courgette

Method

It really is a simple method!

  • Brown the mince
  • add the chopped onions
  • once onions are softened, add chopped mushrooms, peppers and I like to add the courgette shaved in strips
  • pop the lid on and let the mushrooms and courgette cook down
  • next add both jars of Dolmio Bolognese sauce and stir in
  • lastly add the squeezes of tomato and garlic puree and let it all simmer while you cook the spaghetti.

Mince, mushrooms, onions and courgette

 

Adding the Dolmio Bolognese sauce to the mince

The finished meal!

Top the Bolognese with parmesan gratings and add garlic bread for the side.

Mmmmm Perfect!

If you batch cook the Bolognese, like I did at the weekend. During the week it’s quick to warm through and cook the spaghetti when you get home.

Spaghetti Bolognese with garlic bread

 

Spaghetti Bolognese

With any left over bolognese I usually top it on jacket potatoes for a warming comforting meal, for us all. This meal is one of our family favourites and get the thumbs up from my husband!

Jacket Potatoes with bolognese and grated parmasan

So what is in a 500g of Dolmio Bolognese Sauce?

Dolmio Bolognese Original 500g sauce is 100% natural. In each jar, you’ll find at least 10 juicy diced tomatoes, a dollop of tomato puree, half an onion, a tablespoon of sunflower oil, a couple of cloves of garlic, a handful of herbs including basil, a teaspoon of cornflour, a teaspoon of salt, a pinch of pepper, two teaspoons of added beet sugar for taste, a squeeze of lemon juice, a splash of water and nothing more.
In fact, a jar provides a family of four with one of their 5-a-day each and that’s before you add any further veg to the meal – isn’t that amazing!
For more information visit www.dolmio.co.uk/thankgoodness or if you’re looking for mid-week meal inspiration check out the label on Dolmio jars.

What is in a 500g jar of Dolmio Bolognese Sauce

This post is an entry for the #Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge, sponsored by Dolmio.
So what are your favourite midweek dishes? Is Spaghetti Bolognese one of them?
As always I love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Mummy in a Tutu

4 Comments

  1. April 12, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    oo looks delicious! Love a multi-use sauce!!
    Thanks for joining #foodiefriday and don’t forget us next week!

    • Rachel
      April 13, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thanks for stopping by x

  2. April 12, 2017 / 8:05 am

    This looks so good! I didn’t know what to have for dinner tonight, but now I think I know! #FoodieFriday

  3. April 10, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I love a spaghetti bolognese but have never thought to put peppers in it, next time I make it I’m going to give them a go!

    Thanks for joining #FoodieFriday

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