Spaghetti with mince and veg

By Drum Digital
24 April 2014

This is a perfect family supper – spaghetti with a bolognese sauce packed with vegetables.

Serves 4-6

Preparation: 15 min

Cooking: 35 min

1 onion, finely chopped

1 red pepper, finely chopped

2 carrots, roughly chopped

4 baby marrows, finely chopped

150 g butternut, finely chopped

2 cans (400 g each) chopped Mexican-style tomatoes

3 garlic cloves, chopped

handful of fresh parsley, chopped

handful of fresh basil, torn

125 ml (½ c) chicken stock

5 ml (1 t) sugar

salt and pepper

30 ml (2 T) oil

500 g beef mince

500 g spaghetti, cooked

grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

fresh basil to garnish

1 Mix the onion, red pepper, vegetables, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, stock, sugar, salt and pepper.

2 Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat, add the mince and cook, stirring to break it up, for a few minutes.

3 Add the vegetable mixture to the mince, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until cooked.

4 Serve the mince over the cooked pasta with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese (if using) and basil to garnish.

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