Sneaky chicken liver and lamb Bolognese

Sneaky chicken liver and lamb Bolognese

Sneaky chicken liver and lamb Bolognese 

 

serves:4-6

 

preparation time:20-30mins

cooking time:60mins 

 

Ingredients 

 

Sauce 

 

2-3 TBSP tomato paste 

1 cup Hagen's organic chicken stock 

2 garlic cloves

1/2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 

3-4 sprigs of thyme with stems removed 

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic sea salt 

 

Bolognese 

600g Hagen's Organic Lamb mince 

400g Hagen's Organic chicken liver 

1 red onion 

1 carrot 

1 cup baby spinach 

Left over zucchini from spiralizing (or if using normal pasta add 1 whole zucchini)

Gruyere  and cheddar cheese to serve 

pink Himalayan sea salt or Celtic sea salt for seasoning 

1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 

1/2 cup Hagen's Organic chicken stock or broth (this may not be needed but during cooking you may want to add a little more liquid as the sauce will reduce)

 

Zucchini noodles:

 

4-6 zucchinis (other variations: pasta of choice or a combination of carrot and zucchini) 

optional: 1 small clove garlic and drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

 

Method:

 

We'll begin with the sauce, crush the two cloves of garlic using a garlic crusher (dicing is fine if you don't have a garlic crusher) pop a saucepan on low-medium heat with 1/2 TBSP of olive oil. Once oil has warmed add garlic, toss for a couple of minutes with a wooden spoon before adding the stock, tomato paste and herbs. Brin to a low, slow simmer and cover with a lid for 20minute to allow flavours to infuse. 

In a food processor blitz all the vegetables, put aside. Now add the chicken livers to the food processor and blitz on low- be careful not to over process because they can fall apart and become mushy - we just to blitz it down just enough for it to go unnoticed when combined with the mince. 

Combine mince, vegetables and liver, season with sea salt and pepper 

In ceramic cast iron pot bring the olive oil to warm, followed by the mince mixture and mix gently with a wooden spoon. 

Once the meat has browned, add the sauce. 

Let sauce simmer on stove top for 1hr checking and stirring occasionally, at this stage you may add some of the extra broth/stock . Leave to rest for 10minutes before serving. 

Prepare noodles by using a spiralizer and then lightly steam or sauce' in fresh garlic and olive oil (use 1 small clove and a dash of olive oil - these don't need to be 'measured' as such) 

Serve the noodles (or pasta of choice) with ladles of the sauce and top with grated Gruyere and cheddar cheese.