Beyond Beef Bolognese

updated Aug 24, 2022
Beyond Beef Bolognese

This plant-based Bolognese looks the same as the classic and has the same meaty texture, but swaps ground beef for Beyond Beef.

Serves4 to 6

Prep5 minutes to 10 minutes

Cook28 minutes to 32 minutes

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Credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

A rich bolognese sauce, with its hearty, meaty texture and deep, savory flavor, is one of my favorite ways to top off a bowl of spaghetti. But, as I recently learned, you don’t actually need meat to create the classic dish. Here, we swapped the ground beef for plant-based Beyond Beef, and it’s just as crave-worthy as the original.

Credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

A Hearty Bolognese Perfect For Beyond Beef Newbies

Anytime I serve something brand new for dinner, I always like to pair it with something familiar, which makes the new food seem less intimidating and more approachable. For that reason, a simple bolognese is one of the best introductions to cooking and serving Beyond Beef.

You’ll notice that Beyond Beef looks almost identical to ground beef, and it cooks up in much the same way. Just like a traditional bolognese, this plant-based,

weeknight meal

Beyond Beef Bolognese

This plant-based Bolognese looks the same as the classic and has the same meaty texture, but swaps ground beef for Beyond Beef.

Prep time 5 minutes to 10 minutes

Cook time 28 minutes to 32 minutes

Serves 4 to 6

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1

    medium yellow onion

  • 1

    medium carrot

  • 1

    medium celery stalk

  • 2 cloves

    garlic

  • 2 tablespoons

    olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon

    dried Italian seasoning

  • 1 pound

    Beyond Beef

  • 1 teaspoon

    kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon

    freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup

    dry white wine

  • 1 (28-ounce) can

    whole peeled tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Finely dice 1 medium yellow onion and 1 medium celery stalk, peel and finely dice 1 medium carrot, and mince 2 garlic cloves. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a Dutch oven or heavy bottom pot over medium heat until shimmering. Add the vegetables and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Add 1 pound Beyond Beef, 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Break up the Beyond Beef into small pieces with a wooden spoon, and cook until lightly browned liquid is released, 6 to 8 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup dry white wine and simmer until reduced completely, about 1 minute. Add 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes and their juices, breaking up the tomatoes with your hands as you add them to the pot. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until thickened slightly and the flavors are developed, about 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.