Very Simple Beef Mince Pasta

Keep things simple with just beef mince, store bought pasta sauce, pasta and some herbs.

This recipe is from MyColombianRecipes.com and is my adaptation of it. Be sure to check them out for a more in depth instructions.
  • Honest Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Time Spent Cooking: 10-15 Minutes
  • Assembly: 1 Minute
  • Level Of Difficulty: Extremely Easy

Good Sauces

Generally tomato base sauces are very good. You can pick any brand.

Bad Sauces

Generally white/creamy/cheesy sauces are very high in calories. You’re better off adding a lot more parmesan on top then using these sauces

Ingredients

  • Select range of pasta sauce
  • Onion (finely chopped)
  • Garlic (minced)
  • Freshly chopped tomatoes OR a tin of chopped tomatoes (optional)
  • Parmesan (optional)
  • Beef mince (look at quantities below)
  • Rosemary and Thyme
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  1. First heat up a pot of water, season with salt, pepper and a tsp of olive oil. Drop the pasta in, make sure you spread it evenly to stop if from sticking.
  2.  On a separate pan, coat with cooking spray and begin caramalizing the onion and garlic. Then add your beef mince and begin cooking.
  3. Keep checking on your pasta and stirring your beef mince. When the pasta is El Dente (chewy, I look for a small pin sized dot in the center if its spaghetti) drain it.
  4. Add the pasta sauce to the beef mince and spoon over your pasta. Add parmesan to the top for flavour.

Add This To Your Plan

  • 52g of dry pasta (spaghetti, fettucini or penne)
  • 80g of cooked beef mince OR 96g of raw beef mince
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup of recommended pasta sauce per serving
  • Fresh or canned tomatoes to taste
  • Rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper to taste
  • A tsp of parmesan
  • 60g of dry pasta (spaghetti, fettucini or penne)
  • 95g of cooked beef mince OR 114g of raw beef mince
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup of recommended pasta sauce per serving
  • Fresh or canned tomatoes to taste
  • Rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper to taste
  • A tsp of parmesan
  • 67g of dry pasta (spaghetti, fettucini or penne)
  • 110g of cooked beef mince OR 132g of raw beef mince
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup of recommended pasta sauce per serving
  • Fresh or canned tomatoes to taste
  • Rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper to taste
  • A tsp of parmesan
  • 125g of dry pasta (spaghetti, fettucini or penne)
  • 125g of cooked beef mince OR 150g of raw beef mince
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup of recommended pasta sauce per serving
  • Fresh or canned tomatoes to taste
  • Rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper to taste
  • A tsp of parmesan
  • 82g of dry pasta (spaghetti, fettucini or penne)
  • 140g of cooked beef mince OR 168g of raw beef mince
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup of recommended pasta sauce per serving
  • Fresh or canned tomatoes to taste
  • Rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper to taste
  • A tsp of parmesan
  • 90g of dry pasta (spaghetti, fettucini or penne)
  • 155g of cooked beef mince OR 186g of raw beef mince
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup of recommended pasta sauce per serving
  • Fresh or canned tomatoes to taste
  • Rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper to taste
  • A tsp of parmesan

My Thoughts

The main ingredients you need to watch out for is the pasta and the beef mince. There is a cooked weight and a raw weight for the beef mince.

I rather you use cooked weight for the beef mince and dry weight for the pasta.

Why? It’s very difficult to tell how much water supermarkets put into their meat. That will affect the weight and therefore the content.

Make sure you use oil spray to coat the pan.