NovoF60704 v2


Prep time 25 minutes 

Cooking time 1 hour 15 minutes 

Serves 100


  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 4 onions, chopped

  • 1.5kg carrots, peeled and diced

  • 30g garlic, chopped

  • 2 tbsp dried thyme

  • 4 bay leaves

  • 3 tsp smoked paprika

  • 2 aubergines, diced

  • 4 courgettes, diced

  • 1.5kg dry Pea Mince, soaked for 20 minutes in 4 litres of boiling water or stock

  • 5kg tinned chopped tomatoes

  • 2 litres vegetable stock

  • 500g tomato puree

  • 100g fresh basil, chopped

  • 50g flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

  • 3 tsp salt

  • 3 tsp ground black pepper


Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat, add onions, carrots, garlic and thyme and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring regularly until softened. 

Add the bay leaves. smoked paprika, aubergines and courgettes and cook for another 15 minutes, again stirring regularly. 

Add all remaining ingredients, bring to a simmer, and cook over a low heat for 45 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from the heat. 

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