Help with a recipe for bolognese needed

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  1. ginlin

    ginlin Better to Drink your Syns

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    I normally make bolognese using a jar of bought sauce, but as this is my first week on slimming world, and trying to stick to my syns they are very high.
    I would appreciate it if anyone can share with me a syn free delicious recipe for bolognese.
    I've looked at the one on the slimming world site, and it includes worcester sauce, and my local supermarkets don't sell a gluten free one (hubby is a coeliac), and assume with the ommission of this, it will be tasteless.
     
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    ginlin Better to Drink your Syns

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    Thank you.
    Anyone got any ideas what I could use to pep up the flavour instead of worcestershire sauce?
     
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    I make mine as follows

    Extra lean mince, fry till browner then take out to drain.
    Fry a chopped onion till just slightly browner, add minced garlic
    Add the mince with passata, a crumbled bolognese stock cube
    Add a bit of water, mixed Italian seasoning, all purpose seasoning and about a teaspoon on sweetner
    Add chopped mushrooms then simmer for about 20 mins
    I used to make it from the jar and have tried various different methods of cooking this, until perfecting this method
    It tastes delicious, better than the jarred stuff and it's all syn free.

    Hope this helps x

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    it will be fine without the worcestershire sauce, it really is only a tiny amount, and wont affect the flavour if left out.
     
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    A touch of cayenne pepper to add the heat and maybe some paprika for richness? Or tabasco sauce? I'm not sure what your hubby's dietary needs are exactly, but I think you'd need something slightly spicy as a substitute.
     
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    ginlin Better to Drink your Syns

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    Thank you all.
     
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    I use, 2 can of tin toms, basil or mixed herbs, onion, garlic plus a little chilli. It's very tasty with syns.
     
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    I crumble a beef oxo cube up into mine to give it a meatier flavour! Not to everyones taste but I love it. :)
     
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    1tsp balsamic vinegar can really lift a tomato based sauce, or even 1/2 tsp thai fish sauce (Lee and Perrins has anchovies in it)

    I read that Waitrose now have a squeezy tube of "umami" which is the savoury yummness that you are looking for by adding L&P but I don't know if that is gluten free...

    what is true though, is that it will always taste better the next day when the flavours have had a chance to mingle
     
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    ginlin Better to Drink your Syns

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    Thank you, will have a look at umami on my next visit to waitrose.
     
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