PENNE PASTA WITH MINCED MEAT SAUCE

Penne pasta with minced meat sauce

I started cooking pasta because it’s my kid’s favorite. I used to rely on store brought pasta sauce in the beginning. Then I started reading different recipes, experimenting. In any pasta recipe it is really the sauce that makes the difference. Sometimes there is a need of a little alteration; everything we make should match our palate. That’s what this recipe is.  It’s a basic meat sauce recipe that has ground beef in tomato sauce.  It’s very tasty, I promise!

Ingredients

  • 500 grams Penne Pasta Cooked
  • 500 grams. Ground Beef
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 8 Cloves of Garlic Minced
  • 1 Green bell pepper Chopped
  • 5 Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1/3 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 2 tsp. Chilli Paste
  • 2 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp. Dried Basil
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Crushed Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan combine ground beef and cook till meat turn brown.
  2. Add onion, garlic, tomato and green pepper. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender and all the moister is gone.
  3. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste and chilli paste into the pan and cook for some time.
  4. Add seasoning, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Add water if required.
  5. Simmer spaghetti sauce for 1 hour, stirring occasionally
  6. Add Parmesan cheese and remove from fire.
  7. Heat another pot; add 1 tbsp. butter and 1 tbsp. olive oil.
  8. Drop in 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, stir in pasta and 1 tbsp. parmesan cheese.
  9. Place this in a serving dish, top it with prepared sauce, garnish with cheese and serve.
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