Hearty beef, tomato and herb pasta

    3 hours 10 min

    A beautifully rich and hearty Italian-style pasta sauce full of beef mince with passata, tomato juice AND tomato purée! With onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms and herbs the beef and tomato are simmered slowly to a flavourful finish and served over hot cooked spaghetti pasta. Make ahead of time and freeze, then simply warm up on a weeknight for a quick but fully satisfying dinner.

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    Serves: 11 

    • 900g lean beef mince
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1L tomato juice
    • 875g passata
    • 350g tomato purée
    • 110g finely grated carrots
    • 4 tablespoons Italian herb seasoning
    • 450g fresh mushrooms, quartered
    • 5 cloves garlic, minced
    • salt to taste
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 900g spaghetti pasta

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr10min 

    1. Cook minced beef and onion over medium heat till done; drain off grease.
    2. Combine beef and onion with tomato juice, tomato purée, tomato sauce, grated carrots, Italian seasoning, mushrooms, garlic and salt and pepper in a large pot. Simmer 2 to 3 hours on very low heat.
    3. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Serve sauce over pasta.

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    This is one of the best spaghetti sauces I have ever made. I love fixing it for family and friends as they all go away with a smile. When I make this spaghetti sauce, young and old alike, love it. I highly recommend this sauce. It is a winner.  -  09 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is fantastic!! I used this with Roast Beef and Cheese Roll-Ups (5 star)and know I'll make triple batches in the future to freeze and store!  -  03 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Really great sauce, used in lasagna also, everyone loved it!!!  -  29 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)