Hearty beef, tomato and herb pasta

Hearty beef, tomato and herb pasta


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About this recipe: 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.

LaDonna Reed

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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