Family life is hectic – the understatement of the year if ever there was one. Fact. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting home cooked meals on the table that the whole family can enjoy. That’s where HelloFresh comes in to save the day.
So what is HelloFresh?
HelloFresh is the UK’s leading recipe box service providers. They pride themselves on their easy-to-follow recipe cards and pre-portioned ingredients delivered straight to your door. Their family recipe boxes are designed to take the stress out of food prep, cooking and cleaning up.
HelloFresh offers all its customers a flexible subscription service. You can skip weeks, swap recipes, or stop deliveries anytime you want to. There are no commitments. We chose to be sent a family box containing three recipes for four people but there are a number of combinations you can choose from to suit your family set up whether that be a couple, small family or larger family.
We chose the three recipes we wanted to receive in our box – Philly Steak Sub, Express Chicken Noodles and Lamb Bolognese. Below is the recipe for the Lamb Bolognese.
- Fine grater or garlic press
- Frying pan
- Large saucepan
- Measuring Jug
- 4 Cloves Garlic
- 400 g Lamb Mince
- 2 Cartons Finely Chopped Tomatoes
- 50 ml Water* *Not included in the subscription box
- 200 g Créme Fraîche
- 2 sachets Chicken Stock Powder
- 400 g Wheat Rigatoni
- 1 Large Bag Baby Spinach
- Brown the LambPeel and grate the garlic (you can use a press if preferred) Heat a frying pan on high heat. When hot add the lamb mince (no oil is needed) and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon for 4 – 5 minutes. put a large saucepan of water with a pinch of salt on to boil for the pasta.The mince is cooked when there is no more pink bits.
- Make the SauceOnce the mince is browned, drain off any excess fat, then stir in the garlic. Cook for one minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, water, créme fraîche and stock powder. Stir to dissolve the stock powder. Bring to the boil, lower the heat, then simmer until the sauce has thickened and reduced by half.
- Cook the PastaPut the pasta in the pan of boiling water. Cook for 12 minutes then drain and return to the pan. Drizzle with a little oil to stop it sticking together – when draining the pasta, save some of the water in case you need to thin out the sauce.
- Add the SpinachWhen the sauce has thickened, stir through the baby spinach leaves a handful at a time until wilted – it takes about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and ground pepper.Wash the Spinach before adding it to the pan.
- Finish UpOnce the sauce had reduced and the pasta is cooked, toss the pasta through the sauce – transfer the sauce into the pasta pan if easier and heat through until piping hot.
- Serve and EnjoyDivide the Lamb Bolognese between your bowls and enjoy.
*This is a collaborative post*