Lentil Bolognese

Recipe by ElmarieCourse: Dinner, Lunch

I am a Free State girl and I grew up in a house that meat was the main ingredient. This week I made this recipe for my family all big boys loving their meat. When they went for seconds I was so surprised they loved it. Here comes #MeatFreeMonday’s.


  • 2 onions finely chopped

  • 3 cloves of garlic

  • 3 carrots grated on the coarse side of your grater.

  • 200 g sun-dried tomatoes

  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes

  • 400g tomato puree

  • 500g lentils

  • Salt and pepper

  • I love chili in there but it is optional

  • Fresh Basil

  • Pecorino cheese


  • Start by frying the onion, garlic and carrots. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes into small pieces, add to the onions.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, lentils and 1 ½ cup boiling water.
  • Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring it every now and again as it cooks.
  • Serve with pasta and top with fresh basil and Pecorino cheese.
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