Biona Tempeh Bolognese

Serves: 4 Prep: 10_mins Cook: 20_mins


Ever wondered how to use tempeh? Try this easy bolognese sauce made with our crumbled tempeh for a great plant-based alternative to meat. It's really high in protein plus it soaks up all the flavour from the rich sauce. Serve with our organic spaghetti for a filling meal that takes no time at all!


1 tbsp Biona Organic olive oil 

1 small finely diced onion or shallot

1 handful of shiitake (or cremini) mushrooms, minced

400g Biona Organic Tempeh (finely chopped or grated on a box grater)

3 cloves garlic, minced 

1 Tbsp Biona Organic Tamari or Biona Organic Worcester Sauce 

1/2 tsp fennel seed

1/2 tsp chilli flakes 

200ml vegetable stock

1  can Biona Organic chopped tomatoes

3 Tbsp Biona Organic tomato puree

1 Tbsp fresh oregano

1-2 Tbsp vegan parmesan cheese (plus more to taste)

1-2 Tbsp Biona Organic Agave Syrup 

Biona Organic spaghetti

Fresh basil 


  1. Heat a large-rimmed frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add oil and onion and sauté for 4-5 minutes until translucent and soft.
  2. Add mushrooms and stir. Sauté for 2 minutes more. Then add crumbled tempeh and garlic and stir. Then add tamari, fennel seeds, and red pepper flakes. Sauté for 4-5 minutes (or up to 10 minutes), stirring frequently, until everything is golden brown. 
  3. Add the stock, stir, and cook for 1 minute. Then add chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, vegan parmesan, and agave. Thin with water if needed. Stir to combine and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Taste and adjust flavors as needed, adding more tamari or salt for saltiness, chilli flakes for spice, oregano for herbal flavor, tomato paste for depth of flavor, or vegan parmesan for cheesy flavor.
  5. Serve with Biona spaghetti and garnish with fresh basil.

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