Bacon and Tomato Pasta Sauce

    1 hour 20 min

    A super-delicious pasta sauce, which is simple to throw together. Bacon is simmered with red pepper in a rich tomato sauce. Serve with freshly cooked pasta and grated Parmesan, if desired.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 100g streaky bacon, diced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 1 red pepper, diced
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • cooked pasta, to serve

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan until hot. Saute bacon, onion and garlic for 5 minutes or until golden.
    2. Add chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, red pepper and sugar. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Simmer sauce gently, uncovered for about 1 hour. Adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve with hot pasta.

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