500 grams of beef mince
1 onion peeled and finely chopped
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
5 cloves of garlic peeled and finely chopped
100grams of tomato paste
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 small carrot peeled and grated or chopped into tiny cubes
Salt and pepper to taste
Some chopped italian parsley
You may also use some fresh basil or a pinch of Italian herbs .
1 packet of Spaghetti cooked as to packet cooking instructions .
In a heated pot add your oil and the mince , onion , garlic , carrot and salt and pepper and allow to brown a bit on medium to high heat, stirring when needed , this will take about 10 minutes , add a cup of hot and cook on medium heat until all water has cooked away . Next add your tomato paste and 1 tablespoon of sugar and Braise for a few minutes stirring when needed . Next add 2 cups of hot water and simmer for about 30 -40 minutes stirring when needed . This slow long cook will add depth to the flavour.
Serve with cooked spaghetti and drizzle with your cheese of choice . A sure favourite with the kids and adults alike . And it's that easy .
Tip - if taste is a bit bland , add a little bit more salt and sugar .
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by: Cape Malay Cooking