This Tomato Beet Bolognese recipe is an easy weeknight meal to add to your go-to meal list this year. It is both gluten-free and dairy-free for those that have some sensitivity, but don’t worry anyone can enjoy it. It’s packed with vegetables but doesn’t fall short of flavor or comfort Make sure to stock up on your Muir Glen tomatoes so you can make this recipe on repeat for weeks on end.
Muir Glen Tomatoes
I hope you’ve already heard about my love of Muir Glen tomatoes but if you’ve been living under a rock or are new around here, let me fill you in. Muir Glen has been a staple in my kitchen for many years. Their canned tomatoes, tomato paste, pasta sauce & salsa are all great staples to have in your pantry for quick dinner (or any meal) recipes.
Muir Glen takes pride in their tomato products and you really can taste the difference when you open a can of their tomatoes. Their tomatoes are grown organically and rely on the natural pollinators (ahem, bees) to help keep a healthy ecosystem for the tomato. Not every tomato they grow is perfect, so they also make sure they have zero waste with their harvesting by using their composting facility to dispose of the tomato waste. Now that’s something I can stand behind.
I don’t know about you but I like spending my money on products that I know not only taste good and are good for my health but are also are from a trusted and transparent company. You can guarantee when you buy Muir Glen you are getting a healthy product but also one that produces zero waste and is grown organically as they were meant to.
Shop Local at Honest Weight Food Co-op
Since Muir Glen prides its tomatoes as being organically grown it’s not a shock that you can find their products lining the shelves of your local co-op. I am lucky enough to have Honest Weight Co-op in my town and they carry plenty of Muir Glen products.
So many people ask me what foods they should and shouldn’t eat, how to know what to look for when buying foods, and where to shop. Here’s the thing, you can shop wherever you want BUT if you shop at a place like your local co-op it takes a lot of the guesswork out of the equation for you.
Because a place like Honest Weight (enter your own co-op’s name here) takes pride in every single product on their shelves. They won’t let just any product take up precious space in their aisles. The Co-ops look for products that are organic, sustainable, local and of course, healthy for their consumers. So, when you step foot in the co-op you can almost guarantee every product you put in your cart (like, Muir Glen tomatoes) will be healthy for your family and hopefully, the environment.
If you want to try this Tomato Beet Bolognese you better go stock up on Muir Glen tomatoes because they are on sale at your local co-op from now until 2/4 get 10 -14.5oz cans for $10!
Turn up the Beet
Ok, now that you know why I love Muir Glen and the Co-op so much, I guess it really is time to turn up the beet, what do you say? Well I can’t hear you over the loud beets. Okay, I’m done with the puns, for now.
I’m not sure what made me want to add beets to the tomatoes this go around but I’m not sad about it. Beets are such a vibrant vegetable that often gets overlooked. By adding them to the tomato sauce of this recipe you can hide the vegetable from those that may be opposed to it but you also get a vibrant sauce that makes for pretty photos and of course appetizing meals.
Tomato Beet Bolognese
Alright, now for what you have all been waiting for, the recipe of the week (errr, season?). Tomato Beet Bolognese is here to bring you comfort and to fill you up with veggies galore. Bolognese is traditionally made with some type of milk or cream and served over pasta but I tried to make this one as friendly as possible for those with gluten & dairy sensitivities. The roasted beets blended in with the diced tomatoes make a nice creamy sauce, you won’t even know what hit you.
The nice part about this meal is when the spaghetti squash and beets are roasting in the oven, you can get the rest of the meal cooking while they’re roasting, multitasking at its best. If you’re using this for meal prep for the family, I would recommend doubling down and doubling the recipe (you might just need a bigger pan!)
I hope you enjoy this Tomato Beet Bolognese as much as we did, enjoy!
Pro Tip: Pierce your spaghetti squash with a fork 8-10 times and then microwave for 2 minutes before slicing the spaghetti squash so it’s easier to slice.
- 1 medium spaghetti squash
- 2 large beets (peeled & chopped in 1" cubes or smaller)
- 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef, bison, or venison
- 1 yellow onion (chopped)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 carrots (chopped)
- 2 celery stalks (chopped)
- 1 6oz. can Muir Glen Tomato Paste
- 1 14.5 oz. can Muir Glen Diced Tomatoes
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum
foil, spray with cooking spray
- Slice spaghetti squash in half lengthwise & scoop out seeds
- Place spaghetti squash seed-side down on 2/3 of the baking sheet
& spread the beets on the other 1/3 of the sheet
- Bake for 40-50 minutes or until spaghetti squash is peeling away
from the skin and beets are easy to pierce with a fork
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat, add
meat and sauté until no longer pink
- Add onions, carrots, celery and cook for 3 minutes until
softened. Add in garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
- Add in tomato paste & spices and stir to combine. Turn heat
down to low and allow the mixture to stay warm until spaghetti squash & beets
are done cooking.
- When spaghetti squash & beets are ready, remove from the
- Add diced tomatoes & beets to a blender and blend until
- Pour tomato beet sauce over meat mixture and stir to combine.
- Shred spaghetti squash with a fork and scoop ¼ of spaghetti
squash into a bowl and top with ¼ of Tomato Beet Bolognese
Substitution Tip: Use linguini in place of spaghetti squash & pre-cooked beets if you want to get a quicker meal on the table.
Don’t forget you can get these Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes at your local co-op. They are running some sweet deals from January to February and you’re going to want to stock up so you can make all the Tomato Beet Bolognese and maybe add the Shakshuka to your list as well.
Don’t forget to tag @thesassydietitian @muirglen and @thefeedfeed if (and when) you make this Tomato Beet Bolognese. Now get to cooking this Tomato Beet Bolognese!
This post is sponsored by Muir Glen & The FeedFeed.
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