Beyond Meat™ Bolognese Fill 1 Created with Sketch.

with Lumaca Rigata

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    Time
    25 min
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    Servings
    4
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    Nutrition
    Est. 790 calories

In this easy take on a classic Italian dish, we’re sautéeing carrots and red onion with plant-based ground Beyond Meat™ to create our bolognese sauce, then tossing it together with hollow lumaca rigata pasta.

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Beyond Meat™ Bolognese with Lumaca Rigata
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  • 1 lb Plant-Based Ground Beyond Beef ™
  • ¾ lb Lumaca Rigata Pasta
  • 1 15-Ounce Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • ¾ lb Carrots
  • 2 Tbsps Vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tbsps Mascarpone Cheese
  • ½ cup Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese
  • 1½ tsps Calabrian Chile Paste
  • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
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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 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!

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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.

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 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: