Minced beef and spinach linguini

I like pasta a lot. It’s quick like rice, no fuss! I hadn’t noticed the spinach linguini before, though it would be nice for a change. Besides, I hadn’t cooked pasta since we got married (^_^). The Pasta is easy, just follow the instruction on the box. Ingredients for the mince are as follows:

the spinach linguini before cooking

1 kg minced beef
1 bulb of garlic (peeled and grated)
ginger, about the size of one large garlic clove)
2 onions (medium sized, chopped small)
1 carrot (small to medium, grated)
3 chopped tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon paprika
cooking oil

Put the cooking oil in a pot with a little bit of water and put on the fire. Throw in the garlic and ginger. let them soften till the garlic becomes milky/creamy. Add the onions (add a little what if you need to, don’t let them burn), when they soften add the carrots. Let the mix cook for a while, stir frequently, but let it sear a little bit. Then add the meat, give a quick stir and cover. Again, stir frequently, and as it cooks, let the meat sear a little as it continues to dry. Throw in the tomatoes and paprika, add a little water so it can simmer for a while. Keep stirring. Add salt and pepper.

linguini and mince view from above the plate
I thought the spinach linguini would still be green when it was done cooking, but it turned into this yellow-green colour! Still tasted good.

When the meat is cooked, it’s ready to serve. Don’t let it dry too much and if it’s too watery let it dry a bit. I like it to be a thick flowing chunky sauce. Since the spinach linguini wasn’t green enough, I served it with spinach (stir fried in garlic and oil).

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mountain view!

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About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!


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