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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bow Pasta with Mince Beef & Beans

It's another pasta dish! We simply love pasta at home and it's easy to prepare. This time I've made pretty bow pasta with mince beef and kidney beans. This dish is inspired by beef chilli which hubby loves. I can't add the "chilli" to it else Fat Cheeks won't be able to eat it. Hence it's basically beef chilli without the chilli =). I made the sauce from a scratch, left it in my thermal pot overnight and the result is a very flavorful, gratifying sauce. Very yummy. Fat cheeks finished every morsel on her plate; the carrots, celery including the beans and that makes me a very happy mummy. =)

Ingredients:
- mince beef 300g
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 can of diced tomato
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 can kidney beans, drained
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 bay leave
- 1/8 tsp grounded cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp all spice
- 1 tsp cummin powder
- 2 tbsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 1/2 cup of water

Method:
- fry onion in olive oil till lightly brown
- add mince beef, let it brown stirring every now & then
- when beef is nicely browned, add cumin, cinnamon, all spice, dried basil, oregano & parsley, mix well
- add dice tomato and its juice, tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, water and bay leave, stir well again
- lastly, add kidney beans and bring to boil
- leave it in thermal cooker or simmer for a couple of hours.
- serve hot with pasta, bread or rice.

Fat Cheeks finish all her veggies & beans! =)

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