Keto Bolognese is a mix of delicious tomato-based beef mince (ground beef) served with my latest and greatest zucchini noodles recipe that will rock your socks off!
This week’s recipes are based around mince (also known as ground beef). Mince is a cheaper alternative to full cuts of meat like steak and loins, but the fat content makes it more appropriate to a ketogenic lifestyle.
Make sure when you purchase this from the shops to get the full-fat version, and not the lean style. Many of the essential vitamins and minerals come from the fat of the meat. Please note grass fed is much better than normal mince, usually containing 6 times more of the essential amino acids and vitamins.
Grass-fed doesn’t always mean that its hormone free. Beef cattle are given large doses of hormones to speed up the process from calf to fully grown livestock. Try also to purchase hormone free, organic beef. The extra cost is definitely outweighed by the benefits.
I have attempted to keep the ingredients fairly similar this week, which reflected nicely in my Sunday meal prep day. It usually takes me around 2 hours to make all 5 meals, and increasing the quantity (for a family) wouldn’t add that much extra time onto that.
So for 2 hours on a Sunday, I have lunches for the whole week, and sometimes even dinners! I’m not a big fan of eating the same meal 5 times a week. The diversity is not only better for your health, but it keeps your taste buds from wandering into sugar-land…
Having the same casserole or bulk food every meal of the day is my form of torture. It’s much cheaper and easier to eat in bulk, but the experience is far greater if diversification becomes routine.
How many carbs in Zucchini Noodles?
That’s a good question. According to the USDA nutrient database, one cup of sliced zucchini contains 19 calories, 1.5 grams of protein, 0 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber. So thats 2.5g net carbs.
I hope you enjoy this hearty Keto Spaghetti Bolognese as much as I did testing, creating and photographing this recipe. Don’t forget to share this recipe with a friend in need, or anyone who would be excited about finding a perfect hearty Keto Spaghetti Bolognese.
- Heat a frying pan to medium high, and cook the ground beef until it begins to turn brown.
- Add the passata sauce, garlic, dried herbs, Worcestershire sauce and water to the pan, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 mins.
- Serve with Zucchini/Miracle/Eggplant noodles and top with parmesan cheese.