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Updated: Apr 6, 2023

When you need a hearty dinner on the table in just over 30 minutes, then this family favorite is bound to do the trick. And as an added bonus, clean-up is minimal.


1 tbsp oil

500g (1lb) beef mince

1 onion, finely chopped

2 tsp crushed garlic

2 cups dried pasta, i.e. penne or similar

2 cups liquid beef stock

1 x 400g (14oz) tin chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp dried mixed herbs

1 tbsp brown sugar

salt and pepper to taste


• Heat the oil in a large frying pan or pot over a high heat.

• Add the mince and onion and cook, stirring to break up the mince, until browned.

• Add the garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes.

• Mix in the remaining ingredients, then bring to a boil.

• Turn the heat down and simmer for approx. 20 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente, stirring every few minutes.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

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