Mince with kidney beans and spaghetti

    30 min

    This hearty dish is quick and easy to make. Minced beef, kidney beans and spaghetti are microwaved together in a spicy tomato sauce. Enjoy during the cold winter months.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 450g minced beef
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 3/4 teaspoon garlic granules, divided
    • 900g passata
    • 170g tomato puree
    • 175ml water
    • 115g spaghetti, broken into 5cm pieces
    • 1 (410g) tin kidney beans, drained
    • 120g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 250ml soured cream

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Crumble beef into a large microwave-safe bowl. Cook for 3 minutes on high; drain fat and stir in onion, chilli powder, basil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules, passata, tomato puree and water. Cover bowl with cling film and microwave on high for 10 minutes.
    2. Stir broken spaghetti into meat mixture; cover with cling film and microwave on high for 6 minutes. Stir, cover and microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes or until spaghetti is tender. Stir in beans, cover and let stand 5 minutes.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine cheese, soured cream and remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules. Microwave on medium-high for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve over spaghetti mixture.

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    This was fast and good, but I doubled the spices and added a tblspoon of cocoa powder to make it a little more Cincinnati Chili style. Also did it on the stovetop just as quickly.  -  07 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is so quick and easy. I made it a bit more "mexican" by substituting rotell for the crushed tomatoes and black beans for kidney beans...yummy!  -  10 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Good, good stuff! I was going to make just regular old spaghetti, then decided last minute I wanted spaghetti with a test, so I found this! I want to stress that I DID NOT make this in the microwave, though I suppose it would be okay. I just thought it would taste better after simmering on the stove for awhile. The only change I made was using ground turkey rather than ground beef. Oh, and the sauce....do not leave off the sauce. The sauce makes this, in my opinion. Yum, yum, yum!  -  14 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)