I have been meaning to resurrect my blogging which means resurrect my relationship with the kitchen and what better way but to put myself on a challenge.
I thought, why not make as many spaghetti dishes as possible?
Who does not like pasta? One might not love pasta but for sure like it on some level. Actually, I do not know anyone who does not eat pasta at all!
So here we are on my 1st week of Spaghetti Challenge and I decided to do a super meaty sauce that calls for minced chicken, beef and pork. The result was yum!
So far so good. Now I'm all hyped up and excited to think of what variation I will go for next week!
Tip 1: if you are to create one of the ingredient, then please do it before you start cooking
Tip 2: if you would like your spaghetti with lots of meat, then by all means, increase the quantity of your meat.
Tip 3: if you do not like sugar, then just add one tablespoon. By the way, sugar is a natural food enhancer. I don't use MSG in my cooking but do use sugar from time to time.
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 lb minced chicken
1/2 lb minced beef
1/2 lb minced pork
1 large onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium green capsicum, diced
2 (6-ounce) cans tomato paste
2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
Servings: Perfect for 500 grams of pasta.
Brown the meat in a heavy bottomed pot.
Add onion and capsicum and saute until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute 30 more seconds.
Add tomato paste, sauce and stewed tomatoes, seasonings and water.
Simmer for 30 minutes.
While this sauce is simmering, in a separate pot, cook spaghetti according to packet instructions.
I like to keep the sauce and pasta separate. I get a pan and just mix as many pasta to sauce or vice versa I like. That way I can make it spicy if I want to or keep it as is depending on my mood.
This is what I did with the left over... either you will love it or you will be disgusted. Nothing in between!