Black pudding bolognese: for when you’re not quite satisfied with the amount of killing done in the name of your meal. Well, we needed to counter the vegan recipe from yesterday didn’t we? I’m jesting, of course, but I’m taking the view that if you’re a meat-eater, you probably don’t mind a bit more ghoulishness. Anyway, this is a Thomasina Miers recipe I’ll have you know, and what that lady doesn’t know about cooking you could write on a flapping winnit.
Just the recipe post tonight because, due to a shitstorm of car alarms, alarmed cats and Paul’s fat ham arms hitting me every time he turned over, I had an abysmal night of sleep. When you’re still awake at 4am, desperately listening to Radio 4 trying to sleep, you know it’s going to be a rough day. So forgive my brevity, but know that I do it in the name of making sure you lot have a lovely new recipe to try. This makes enough for four generous bowlfuls. Christ, I hate that term. A generous bowl. Puts me in mind of a bowl that reassures you that no, you’re not fat, you’re pretty, honest, as your tears tumble over your dinner.
to make black pudding bolognese with cheesy mash, you’ll need:
- 500g of extra lean beef mince
- two onions
- one large clove of garlic
- 1 tsp of smoked paprika
- pinch of cinnamon
- 100g of black pudding (10.5 syns – goodness!)
- two tins of chopped tomatoes
- 1 tsp of red wine vinegar
- 3 sprigs of thyme if you have it, half a teaspoon of dried if you don’t
- enough potatoes to make as much mash as you want
- 40g of extra mature lighter cheddar
to make black pudding bolognese with cheesy mash, you should:
- chop your onions finely and sweat them off with a few sprays of oil until nice and sweaty
- add your garlic (minced) and cook for a minute more
- add your mince – rather like I often say to Paul, you want your meat browned
- once your mince is cooked through, add the cinnamon and paprika and then crumble in the black pudding and stir
- add the tomatoes, vinegar, thyme and vinegar and allow to simmer and mingle for as long as you like – a good hour on low is perfect
- once you’re starving and chewing your fingernails to stumps, make your mash – boil the potatoes, put them through a ricer (you can pick up a ricer from Amazon for just over a tenner and it really will change your life), add a whole egg and 40g of extra mature lighter cheddar
- serve with some parmesan if you’re feeling tasty!
Easy! If like me, you’ve got a little mince leftover, why not make one of these dishes?
- slow cooker lasagne (syn free)
- sweet potato and spinach beef bowls (syn free)
- sloppy joe mac and cheese tater tots (syn free)
- mince ‘n’ mash (syn free)
- steak au poivre (syn free)
- philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers (syn free)
- sloppy joe tater tots (syn free)
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