Chilli beef and pine nut penne

11
Total Time
45 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Spice up your midweek meal with this spicy pasta and beef Bolognese-style sauce with a fiery kick.

Ingredients

Lean Beef Mince (10% fat), cooked

300 g

Onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Chilli, Green or Red

1 individual, deseeded and finely chopped

Red Wine

150 ml

Passata

350 g

Courgette

1 medium, grated

Yellow Pepper

1 medium, deseeded and cut into strips

White pasta, dry

200 g

Pine nuts

25 g, lightly toastedHandful basil leaves to garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat a large saucepan or sauté pan and add the minced beef a handful at a time, cooking it for 3-4 minutes until browned. Add the onion, garlic and chilli and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  2. Pour in the red wine and let it bubble up, then add the passata sauce, courgette and pepper. Stir well, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, adding a splash of water if necessary. Season to taste.
  3. When the sauce has been cooking for 10 minutes, put the pasta on to cook in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water and cook for 8-10 minutes, or according to pack instructions. Drain thoroughly and share between 4 warmed bowls or plates. Spoon the sauce on top and serve, sprinkled with the pine nuts and garnish with basil.

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