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“A cheap but tasty twist on an Italian favorite I use a lot here at university. This can be done without the bacon and the mushrooms if your budget is a bit dry.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a large frying pan and the olive oil fry the mince until turning brown and crumbly.
  2. Add bacon and fry until it changes colour.
  3. Mix in the chopped onion and the garlic.
  4. (allow approx half a clove per person).
  5. Strain off excess fat.
  6. Stir in tomato puree, mushrooms and peppers.
  7. fry for 2 minutes.
  8. If using red wine, add this now and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.
  9. Add can of tomatoes,the Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt and pepper.
  10. simmer for 5 minutes.
  11. Add herbs and simmer for a further 20 minutes, stir occasionally.
  12. Whilst simmering cook the pasta as for the instructions on the packet.
  13. Serve in large bowls with plenty of cheese.

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