Thursday, April 8, 2010

Persian Style Spaghetti


This is not your typical saucy spaghetti. It is very flavourful though! This is the style we eat most often in our home.



8 servings

Ingredients
8 cups cooked spaghetti noodles
1.5 lb lean ground beef
1 chopped onion
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp tumeric
salt & pepper
1 tsp dry oregano
1/2 cup tomato paste


Directions
Cook your pasta in a large nonstick pot according to package directions.

Brown your meat in a pan and add the onions and garlic. Cook through. Sprinkle on the spices and stir in the tomato paste. You may add a few tablespoons to loosen it up a bit but it should be thick. Simmer for a few minutes. Stir in the pasta and put everything into the pot. Cover with a towel and a lid and cook on medium low for about 1/2 hour. Serve.

It's good with pickled veggies on the side. I also like parmesan cheese because cheese is my friend.

Tip: I don't add any extra oil because there's enough coming from the meat anyway. I use 1 box of Catelli Smart but I think the regular white pasta gets bigger when it cooks.


- persian style spaghetti -

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