Savoury Pasta

Today’s offering requires chopping rather than slicing, but it all ends up tasting equally yummy.

I’ve quoted ingredients to serve a family of 4 without overloading the plates.

250g lean minced beef                                                      £1.50p
1 large chopped onion                                                             10p
½ chopped green pepper                                                        30p
½ chopped red pepper                                                            22p
4 chopped tomatoes                                                                 40p
4 thinly sliced mushrooms                                                      15p
generous dollop of tomato puree *                                        10p
1 teaspoon italian herbs                                                            5p
¼ pint of water
1 stock cube

250g quick cook pasta quills                                                   15p

Optional: a little grated cheese to garnish.

* Tomato ketchup is equally good.

I cooked the minced beef in a little water, then drained off the liquid and excess fat before adding the other ingredients and the rest of the water.
This was then all brought up to heat and turned down to simmer for ten minutes or so, until everything was soft.

I cook my pasta as I cook my rice, bringing it to the boil in a covered pan then turning off the heat and letting it soften, by which time everything else is cooked and I can drain and serve.

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savoury pasta 22nd March 2016

This is a variation of my basic bolognese sauce, and I only used two tomatoes today, but it’s great for using up left overs like the peppers and mushrooms I bought yesterday  (I still have ¼ of each pepper and half a tray of mushrooms for whatever I decide to do tomorrow).
You can also add a chopped carrot for bulk and garlic for extra flavour.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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