Out of every 10 people, at least 15 love eating pasta. (My math isn’t that weak, I totally made that up, thank you) The day I made this pasta, two of my uncles came to visit us. My mom asked me if I wanted to serve this dish too and I just couldn’t resist showing off a tad bit (Hey, who doesn’t like appreciation?) And so, when they ate their first bite, they were both pretty impressed. Huhu, scored!
Anyways, one of my uncles commented, “This is a pretty simple recipe, you just added pasta to already cooked meat from the last night or something,” and that was enough. I said, “Hello? I spent like 15 minutes making this meat sauce… how could you?” And then I realized he was ONLY kidding. Bad jokes, ugh!
Well honestly, it is a pretty simple and finger licking good recipe. If you love herbs and spices like I do, you’ll definitely give this a try and show off your cooking skills, like I did.
- 1 cup penne pasta
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 chopped onion
- 5 chopped garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning (available in the markets)
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp parsley
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 pound minced beef (Add garlic/ginger paste, pinch of salt, chili powder prior to cooking)
- Boil the pasta according to the instructions. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet heat the oil. Add the Italian seasoning, chopped onion and red pepper flakes and fry until the onion has softened.
- Add chopped garlic, salt and pepper and cook until you smell the aroma of garlic. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Heat a pan and cook the beef until it is brown.
- Add the cooked meat to the pan with the seasoning.
- Add the sugar and tomato paste and cook for another 15 minutes.
- Now it’s time to adjust the seasonings of your sauce. You can increase the amount of tomato paste if you find it a little dry. Add salt and pepper. Add more sugar if you find it a bit too sour.
- Finally add the pasta and sprinkle with parsley.
Do try this recipe and let me know if you liked it or not. I love feedback, yo!