Pasta tossed with minced meat
This is a really simple pasta dish….which requires little to no prep work and thus should be fairly fast to prepare. Also this pasta dish is not meant to be saucy…If sometimes you find your self craving somewhat dry fry minced beef with pasta…then this is your dish…I added some tomatoes which I cooked very briefly without allowing them to fully break down. Feel free to omit them if you just want your mince with no tomatoes.
Recipe: serves 2
- 1 cup pasta
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups Water
- *Extra olive oil to drizzle on pasta once cooked
- 250g minced beef
- 1 onion( chopped)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves(finely chopped)
- 1/2 tsp ginger (finely chopped)
- 1 beef cube
- 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce (I used Heinz)
- 2 ripe medium sized ripe tomatoes(chopped)
- Black pepper to taste
- Handful of chopped dhania
- Bring water to a boil, salt it and add oil.
- Then add pasta and cook it 8-10min or as to packet instructions… Ideally al-dente(with a bite)
- Drain and set aside drizzled with olive oil and toss to avoid sticking
*p.s do not rinse your pasta with cold water after cooking...once pasta is cooked and drained, drizzle a little of oil on the pasta it helps avoid sticking.*
- Heat oil in a pan
- Add the mince meat and fry until brown
- Add the onion fry until soft
- Add the garlic,ginger, beef cube and fry until aromatic and beef cube is well mixed.
- Add the tomatoes, chili sauce, black pepper and fry briefly about 5 minutes or until everything is well mixed, fragrant and tasty
- Add the pasta and toss gently careful not to break/mash the pasta
- Finish with the dhania, serve and enjoy.
If you prefer you pasta with a rich and vibrant tomato based minced meat sauce, see recipe here
P.S: do not be afraid to add some little water if you feel your minced beef is too dry. Also i did not add salt in the minced beef as i seasoned it with a beef cube