Recipe for spicy Chilli Con Carne Pasta with lots of mozzarella cheese. A quick and simple weekday dinner that isn’t short on taste and flavour.
1 onion chopped
1 can of crushed tomotoes
1 tsp tomato paste
1 can of red kidney beans
250 gr of boiled pasta
lots and lots of grated mozzarella
Braise your onions in a little oil. Add your mince and brown nicely. Then add your spices, ginger and garlic (add any spices you like, I added chilli, cumin, leaf masala).
Add your tomatoes and paste and a sprinkling of sugar and let your mince simmer slowly for a few hours. This really develops the taste of the mince.
Add your beans and pasta.
Pour into a casserole dish and add your mozzarella. Just heat in oven until cheese has melted.
When I made it again, I added a jar of Ina Paarman creamy cheese pasta sauce and it really was divine. I then cut down on the cheese. Her sauces are all Halaal.
*Originally published 13 July 2009
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Image and recipe courtesy of Fatima Shah.