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Beyond Beef Bolognese Over Rigatoni

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I’ve been searching for an “acceptable” meat alternative for a long time.

Like you, I’ve tried all different types of “veggie” burgers….

Then I noticed this vegan meat (isn’t that an oxymoron?) recipe for Beyond Beef Bolognese with Lumaca Rigata from Blue Apron.

I had to try it.

I had to make it!

It became my SeasonalCookbook.com mission!!

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What You Need

What You Do

Chop the onion and celery into finely diced cubes. Mince your two cloves of garlic into what I describe as almost a paste.

Heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in a pasta pot over medium heat until the olive oil is sizzling.

Add your onion and celery diced mix, along with your minced garlic, to the pot with the olive oil and continue to cook over medium heat.

Continue to stir, periodically, until the vegetable mixture is soft (approx 5-8 minutes)

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Add 1 pound of Beyond Beef, 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper to your vegetable mixture.

Mash up your Beyond Beef into smaller pieces (I use a flat spatula), and cook until you see a light juice emanating from your beef (approx 6-9 minutes).

Add 1/2 cup dry of white wine and let simmer until the wine has reduced completely.

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Back To The Instructions!

Add an entire can of whole peeled tomatoes (and any liquid from the can, as well).

Make sure to break up the tomatoes (I do this in a separate mixing bowl, but your hands will do the trick if you don’t mind getting a little messy in the kitchen!

Let this sauce cook until it thickens slightly (approx 15 minutes)

Beyond Beef Bolognese Over Rigatoni

5.0 from 4 votes
Recipe by Bill Course: MainCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

380

kcal

This vegan bolognese sauce has all the qualities of a traditional bolognese made from ground beef. Except there’s no beef. So, Where’s The Beef? (people my age might actually remember the old commercial where this saying originated. LOL!).

There is no meat in this recipe. The rich, savory, thick and hearty meat sauce that pairs so deliciously with these think and hearty rigatoni pasta is actually made from Beyond Meat’s Beyond Beef plant based meat alternative. And. It’s. Delicious.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Chop the onion and celery into finely diced cubes
  • Mince your two cloves of garlic into what I describe as almost a paste
  • Heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in a pasta pot over medium heat until the olive oil is sizzling
  • Add your onion and celery diced mix, along with your minced garlic, to the pot with the olive oil and continue to cook over medium heat.
  • Continue to stir, periodically, until the vegetable mixture is soft (approx 5-8 minutes)
  • Add 1 pound of Beyond Beef, 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper to your vegetable mixture
  • Mash up your Beyond Beef into smaller pieces (I use a flat spatula), and cook until you see a light juice emanating from your beef (approx 6-9 minutes).
  • Add 1/2 cup dry of white wine and let simmer until the wine has reduced completely.
  • Add an entire can of whole peeled tomatoes (and any liquid from the can, as well). Make sure to break up the tomatoes!
  • Let this sauce cook until it thickens slightly (approx 15 minutes)
  • Fill a separate large pot with water and 2-3 pinches of salt and bring to a boil
  • Add entire 12 ounce package of rigatoni pasta to boiling water, stirring gently until soft.Beyond Beef Bolognese Over Rigatoni
  • Place rigatoni in your serving dish, add a generous amount of beyond beef bolognese, and season with Oregano (as in photo above)

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4 Comments

  1. I used to love a good meat sauce, but since going vegan I haven’t been able to find a plant-based bolognese I liked as much as the real thing….until now!

    Wow, your Beyond Beef Bolognese recipe is delicious and your photo is awesome.

    Thank you!
    Carol

  2. Thanks so much, Carol!

    Yes – I LOVE Beyond Beef because I find that this is the closest thing, flavor-wise, to actual meat. Their burgers are awesome too, but I love a good bolognese. Try this recipe over spaghetti too – it rocks!

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