I can see where this could be quite versatile, but as is (if you fallow the directions as I did without changing anything) its rather bland. Texture is good, time to fix was quite quick....even with cooking my own dry beans. But the flavor was just bland. it defiantly needs ... something.
From EatingWell: December 2006
Fiber-rich beans stand in for the beef and pork in this surprisingly rich-tasting vegetarian take on pasta Bolognese. Without the meat, the dish has only a third of the fat and 80 percent less saturated fat. To make the perfect meal, serve with a peppery arugula salad and warm, crusty Italian bread.
29 Reviews for Bean Bolognese
This is a wonderful dish! I used whole wheat spaghetti because it's what I had, and used 1 pound of whole, fresh, campari tomatoes. I boiled them first, for 15 seconds so that I could peel the skin off, and then chopped them up and added them to the sauce, juices and all. This lets you control the salt, but also makes the whole thing taste really fresh and light. I added a about 2 tbsp. of tomato paste to make it a bit more rich, and probably used more like a cup of white wine in the sauce. Overall, super quick, surprisingly delicious, healthy, and good for vegans if you leave out the cheese. Love!
I made this this week, subbing in cannellini beans I'd cooked myself and homemade vegetable stock for the wine. It's was very good. I've linked it in my "What We Ate" blog this week so my readers can enjoy it too.
No overwhelming flavors here - just the right blend for a great weekday dish for your family! I felt good about making this for my family because its nutrient rich with veggies, beans and beans. I paired it with arugula salad and roma tomatoes as well as a sour dough roll. Will definitely make this again!
Great recipe! My husband doesn't tend to like recipes that have more than a handful of items mixed in but he liked this one! I paired it with arugula and roma tomatoes with great value's light buttermilk ranch and sourdough bread! I appreciate that this is a tasty healthy recipe - will be making this again!