How to make mince tomato pasta
Picture: Salwaa Francis (Cape Malay Cooking and Other Delights)
How to make mince tomato pasta Picture: Salwaa Francis (Cape Malay Cooking and Other Delights)

#Ramadaan recipes: easy mince tomato pasta

By Salwaa Smith Time of article published May 7, 2019

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Today marks the start of the holy month of Ramadaan. With this easy recipe by Salwaa Smith dinner will be ready in no time.

Mince Tomato Pasta

Ingredients

  • 500g pasta
  • medium onion
  • olive oil
  • 2-3 finely chopped cloves of fresh garlic
  • 4-5 fresh chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbs sugar (optional)
  • 250g mince meat
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of black pepper
  • 1 tsp of mixed herbs

Method

  1. 500g pasta cooked as per packet instruction and set aside.
  2. Sauté a medium onion in a few tablespoons of olive oil. Add 2-3 finely chopped cloves of fresh garlic. Add a tin of chopped tomatoes or 4-5 fresh chopped tomatoes. Add sugar (optional)
  3. Slow cook for about 15 minutes. Add water if needed.
  4. Add 250g mince meat with a teaspoon of salt, ½ a teaspoon of black pepper and 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs. Stir pot and cook for 10 minutes. Add pasta and and mix.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley/coriander leaves and enjoy.
  6. Variation: make about 500ml cheese sauce. Throw over pasta. Sprinkle grated cheese and bake in oven for 20 minutes.

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