18 June 2013

Emergency Spaghetti Bolognaise

Sometimes things don't quite go to plan. You may have dinner planned then life happens and before you know it you need a meal in a hurry.

This is my fallback emergency meal. In the time it takes to cook the pasta the sauce is made and 5 minutes later it is on the table. It's delicious, quick, easy and cheap!

250g spaghetti (or use 250g pasta twists or 1 cup rice)
500g mince
1 tin tomato soup
1/2 tsp sweet basil (dried)
2 tbsp dried onion
1/2 tsp dried garlic
1/2 cup grated parmesan

Put a big pot of salted water on to boil for the pasta. Brown the mince in a large fry pan or wok (I use my wok for this). If the mince is frozen you could use the microwave to thaw it, I usually brown it and thaw it at the same time, breaking it up as it browns. By the time the mince is browned the water will be boiling - add the pasta. Drain the mince. Return the mince to the pan along with the tomato soup, basil, onion and garlic. Stir well to combine. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let it cook until the pasta is done - about 8 - 12 minutes depending on your pasta. Drain the pasta and plate up. Stir the parmesan into the pasta sauce. Spoon over the pasta and serve. Serves 4.

Total cost: $4.00/$1 per serve.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, 250g of spaghetti does not seem much for 4 people. I usually allow 100g of pasta per person. Is this a "greedy"" portion?


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