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3 ways with ragu

Tired of having the same old spaghetti bolognese every week? From a delicious pizza to simple stuffed peppers, here are three great recipe ideas to help you make the most of any leftover ragu.

  1. Meat feast frying pan pizza

    Preheat the grill to medium. Make up a 145g pizza base mix to pack instructions and roll out to a rough 23cm diameter circle. Put a large ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat and add the dough. Cook for 4-5 mins until the bottom is golden; flip over and cook for 1 min. Flip over again and spoon over 250g ragu. Top with grated mozzarella and finely sliced red onion and chilli. Grill for 2-3 mins until cooked.

    Meat feast frying pan pizza
  2. Keema curry

    To turn your ragu into a delicious beef keema, simply stir in garam masala and ground turmeric (to taste) and blanched frozen peas, then reheat the ragu. Top with coriander and serve with rice, poppadoms and yogurt.

    Keema curry
  3. Stuffed peppers

    Want to make some stuffed peppers? It couldn't be simpler. Halve and deseed red peppers, put in a greased baking dish and fill with the ragu. Top with crumbled feta and parsley. Bake until tender.

    Stuffed peppers
  4. Ingredients

    Love to get ahead? You can’t beat a classic ragu: it’s perfect for batch-cooking and is hugely versatile. We’ve made it lighter with turkey mince and extra veg, for lasagnes, cottage pies...

    For the ragu:
    Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a large, nonstick saucepan over a medium heat. Add a finely chopped onion, carrot and celery stick and 2 tbsp water; fry for 5-10 mins. Add 1 finely diced courgette and fry for 2 mins. Add 400g 2% fat turkey mince and 2 chopped garlic cloves and fry for 3-4 mins, stirring, until the mince is cooked through. Add a 400g tin chopped tomatoes, a 400g tin three-bean salad (undrained), 350ml chicken stock and 2 dried bay leaves; bring to the boil. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 mins, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook for 25-30 mins or until reduced and thickened.

    Serves 6

    Each serving contains

    • Energy

      640kj
      152kcal
      8%
    • Fat

      2g 3%
    • Saturates

      1g 3%
    • Sugars

      8g 9%
    • Salt

      0.8g 0%

    of the reference intake
    Carbohydrate 11.4g Protein 21.9g Fibre 5.3g