Penne with spicy meat sauce
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Somebody here just love pasta ! lol
But then what's not to love ?
Pasta is one great and convenient ingredient to make tasty meals ....
Quick , simple and deliciously filling ....
And with so much pasta sauce to choose from , you'll be spoilt for choice !
Adding ground cinnamon to pasta sauce , anyone ?!
You'll be very surprise to know that it's really , really good !
Cinnamon adds a very interesting and subtle flavor to an otherwise same old same old meat sauce ....
Don't forget to add the chillis ! Just reduce it for a more kid-friendly meal ....
Or add some bell peppers for a more wholesome dish ....
Definitely a dish worth making for , again and again .....
If you're going to make pasta next time , try adding it to your meat based sauce ....
Live a little ......
Remember that the end of the world is on the 21st of this month ! lol
Rigatoni with spicy meat sauce , recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
My modification in red
12 oz rigatoni or other short pasta ( I used penne , 500 grams )
1 pound ground lamb or beef chuck ( 400 grams , a combination of ground pork and beef )
1 medium onion , finely chopped ( 150 grams shallots )
2 cloves garlic , minced
1/2 cup / 115 grams tomato paste
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon ( a generous teaspoon )
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper ( 1/2 teaspoon )
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups water ( 2 cups pasta water )
some coarse salt and ground pepper
4 rashers of bacon , cut
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 tsp chili flakes
a handful of cilantro , coarsely chopped
* Boil pasta in a salted water .
* While pasta is cooking , cook the meat in a large saucepan over medium high heat , until no longer pink . Add onion and garlic , season with salt , pepper and sugar , cook stirring occasionally until onion is tender , 4 to 6 minutes . Add the bacon .
* Stir in tomato paste , cinnamon, cayenne and chili flakes ; cook until fragrant , about 2 minutes . Add the water , bring it to a boil , reduce into simmer and cook until slightly thickened , 8 to 10 minutes . Stir in the red wine vinegar and half of the chopped cilantro ; adjust seasoning . Add sauce to the cooked pasta or the other way around ; add the remaining cilantro and toss well to combine , serve immediately .
This post is linked the blog hop event , Cook Like a Star , featuring Martha Stewart's recipes , hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids , Yen of Eat you Heart Out and Jocelyn of Riceball Eats
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