Bolognese sauce made meatless and ridiculously simple using Dr. Praeger’s Meatless All-American Burgers for a weeknight dinner everyone will enjoy!

Orecchiette with Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 15-oz. can low-sodium diced tomatoes in juice

2 8-oz. cans no-salt-added tomato sauce

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

4 Dr. Praeger’s Meatless All American Burgers, defrosted, uncooked and finely minced

Cooked pasta


1. Heat olive oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.

2. Add onions and peppers, cook until onions are translucent and peppers have softened, 9 to 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook one additional minute.

3. Add diced Dr. Praeger’s Meatless All American Burgers, then add chili powder and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute.

4. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, brown sugar, tomato paste, vinegar, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.

5. Divide among 4 plates and serve over pasta.

Serves 4 (1 serving = 1 ¼ cups sauce)

*Recipe and image courtesy of Dr. Praeger’s.*

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