Easy Beef & Bacon Bolognese Risotto
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Easy Beef & Bacon Bolognese Risotto

Easy Beef & Bacon Bolognese Risotto

with Apple Salad & Parmesan

This is not your usual risotto fare, but one taste of the spag bol-inspired flavours in this dish will have you craving more! Bonus: all the magic happens in your oven so it practically cooks itself!

Kid Friendly
Easy Prep

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Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking Time


Serving amount

1 packet

beef mince





1 bag

mixed salad leaves

1 packet

garlic paste

1 packet

tomato paste

1 sachet

Nan's special seasoning

1 packet

arborio rice

½ sachet

vegetable stock powder

1 packet

Parmesan cheese

(Contains Milk;)

1 bottle

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

1 packet

diced bacon

(May be present: Soy, Milk. )

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

2 cup

boiling water

30 g



Nutritional Values

Energy (kJ)4005 kJ
Fat41.7 g
of which saturates19.5 g
Carbohydrate95.8 g
of which sugars19.1 g
Protein48.4 g
Sodium2076 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ


Large Frying Pan
Baking Dish



• Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Boil the kettle. • In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef mince and diced bacon, breaking up with a spoon, until just browned, 4-5 minutes. • Meanwhile, grate carrot, then set aside. Thinly slice apple into wedges. • In a medium bowl, combine apple and mixed salad leaves. Set aside.


• To the pan with the mince, add carrot, garlic paste, tomato paste, Nan's special seasoning and arborio rice. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. • Add the boiling water (2 cups for 2 people / 4 cups for 4 people) and vegetable stock pot (see ingredients), then bring to the boil. • Transfer risotto to a baking dish. Cover tightly with foil. Bake until liquid is absorbed and rice is 'al dente', 24-28 minutes.

TIP: For best results, drain the oil from the beef mince from the pan before adding the carrot. TIP: 'Al dente' rice is cooked through but still slightly firm in the centre.


• When risotto is ready, stir through the butter and 1/2 the shaved Parmesan cheese. Season with pepper. • To the bowl with the salad, add balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Toss to coat.

TIP: Stir through a splash of water if the risotto looks dry!


• Divide beef and bacon bolognese risotto between bowls. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan. • Serve with apple salad. Enjoy!