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An old family favourite with some simple alterations to amp up the families vegetable intake, and they probably won’t even notice!


  • 250g lean beef mince
  • 300g can brown lentils (drained and rinsed)
  • 580g (1 jar) tomato based pasta sauce (or Passata)
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed), or 2 tsp of minced garlic
  • 125g can corn kernels (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 carrots (finely chopped or grated)
  • 1 celery stick (finely chopped)
  • 8 button mushrooms (sliced)
  • 100g frozen spinach (thawed)
  • Pepper and chilli (optional) to taste



1. Heat oil in a saucepan and fry onion until slightly browned and softened. Add garlic and mince, stir for 5 minutes

2. Stir in lentils, corn, carrot, celery, mushrooms and spinach.

3. Add tomato sauce and simmer for 10-15 minutes

4. Add pepper and chilli as desired

5. Serve with good quality wholemeal pasta, or for an extra wholegrain hit why not try cooked Quinoa or buckwheat!

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