Beyond Beef™ Bolognese with Lumaca Rigata
Plant-Based Protein

Beyond Beef™ Bolognese

with Lumaca Rigata

25 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

In this easy take on a classic Italian dish, we’re sautéing carrots and red onion with plant-based ground Beyond Beef™ to create our bolognese sauce, then tossing it together with hollow lumaca rigata pasta. A dollop of ricotta adds creamy contrast to the warming flavors of the pasta.

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Prepare the ingredients & season the ricotta:
1 Prepare the ingredients & season the ricotta:

Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash, dry, and peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Halve, peel, and medium dice the onion. Combine in a bowl. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester, finely grate into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). In a bowl, combine the ricotta, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like; season with salt and pepper.

Cook the pasta:
2 Cook the pasta:

Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes, or until al dente (still slightly firm to the bite). Turn off the heat. Reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water, drain thoroughly and return to the pot.

Make the bolognese:
3 Make the bolognese:

Meanwhile, in a large pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the Beyond BeefTM and prepared carrots and onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking apart with a spoon, 6 to 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add as much of the chile paste and the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add the tomatoes (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), worcestershire sauce, and 1/2 cup of water; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the liquid is slightly thickened and the Beyond Beef™ is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Finish the pasta & serve your dish:
4 Finish the pasta & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked pasta, add the bolognese, mascarpone, and half the reserved pasta cooking water. Cook on medium-high, stirring gently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until coated (if necessary, gradually add the remaining cooking water to ensure the pasta is thoroughly coated). Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished pasta and bolognese topped with the seasoned ricotta. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients & season the ricotta:
1 Prepare the ingredients & season the ricotta:

Fill a large pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash, dry, and peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Halve, peel, and medium dice the onion. Combine in a bowl. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester, finely grate into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). In a bowl, combine the ricotta, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like; season with salt and pepper.

2 Cook the pasta:

Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes, or until al dente (still slightly firm to the bite). Turn off the heat. Reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water, drain thoroughly and return to the pot.

Cook the pasta:
Make the bolognese:
3 Make the bolognese:

Meanwhile, in a large pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the Beyond BeefTM and prepared carrots and onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking apart with a spoon, 6 to 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add as much of the chile paste and the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Add the tomatoes (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), worcestershire sauce, and 1/2 cup of water; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until the liquid is slightly thickened and the Beyond Beef™ is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

4 Finish the pasta & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked pasta, add the bolognese, mascarpone, and half the reserved pasta cooking water. Cook on medium-high, stirring gently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until coated (if necessary, gradually add the remaining cooking water to ensure the pasta is thoroughly coated). Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished pasta and bolognese topped with the seasoned ricotta. Enjoy!

Finish the pasta & serve your dish:
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