A lovely warming pasta meal, perfect for two to share.
- 120g dry pasta
- I used twists.
- 100g beef mince
- 1 small diced onion
- 1 chopped pepper
- Tin of tomatoes
- 3-4 mushrooms
- Chilli flakes
- Salt and pepper
- Oregano + mixed herbs
Level of difficulty Average
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Average budget
Boil enough water in a medium pan to cover the pasta. Add the pasta with a sprinkle of salt, pepper and a spoon of mixed herbs. I like to boil my pasta in a lot of herbs as it adds to the flavour.
The pasta will need to boil for 10 minutes or so, depending on preference. While it cooks, start to fry the mince in a little oil. Use a splash of water instead of oil if you have a good nonstick pan to cut down on the fat. Add a teaspoon of oregano, a sprinkle of black pepper, the onion, pepper and chopped mushrooms to the pan and cook for 5-10 minutes.
Add the tin of chopped tomatoes, you can use passata if you prefer, I like to use chopped tomatoes with garlic and herbs myself. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Drain the pasta and stir into the frying pan with the meat and sauce. Garnish with a generous sprinkle of chilli flakes.
If you prefer a spicier dish, add another spoonful of chilli flakes to the meat while it simmers.
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