Meat Sauce with Pasta

Pasta and meat sauce is my kids favorite dinner. I love serving it as it is the only way I can easily get protein and vegetable into their diet. It is a great meal for grown- ups too .Happy Cooking ! ~ Kamakshi

Prep Time : 15 mins                                Cook Time : 20 mins
Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 500 gms Mince ( Pork, Mutton, Beef, Lamb)
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled & finely chopped
  • 2 medium potato, peeled & finely chopped
  • 5 Medium Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 5 tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • 1 red pepper / capsicum, seeded & diced
  • 4 tsp Oil
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour / Arrowroot
  • 1 chicken cube
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 can (400g) baked beans (optional)
  • Chopped Celery and shredded cheese to garnish
  • 500 gm Pasta/ Spaghetti

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the garlic and stir fry for a minute. Add the diced onions, carrots, potatoes and red pepper and cook for 3 mins.
  2. Add the mince meat  to the vegetables and cook until lightly browned.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, chilli powder, chicken cube, soya sauce ,salt and pepper and cook with the meat and vegetables for 5 mins. Mince meat tends to cook very quickly.
  4. In one cup of water, mix the cornflour. Add the tomato sauce and 1 tbsp of soya sauce to this mix, stir and pour it into the mince meat. Cook for 2-3 minutes till the sauce thickens.
  5. Add the baked beans to the meat sauce and cook for 2-3 mins. Adjust seasonings as per taste.
  6. Cook the pasta in hot water as per the instructions given on the package. Drain and set aside.
  7. Serve pasta, topped with the meat sauce, shredded cheese and celery.
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