|So much for my food presentation skills. Tastes yummier than it looks!|
Ingredients (makes 6-8 servings)
Minced Beef (300gms)
1 medium-sized Carrot (diced) - great way to get your kids to eat their veggies
1 Capsicum or Green Pepper (diced)
1 big onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 can of Tomato Puree or Tomato Paste
3 fresh tomatoes (skin removed, chopped roughly)
Herbs - oregano, basil, bay leaf, thyme, whatever you have in the kitchen.
1 tbsp sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat some oil in a pot over medium heat. Saute chopped onions and garlic till fragrant. Throw in the minced beef. Stir and mix till the beef changes colour. Then add in the diced carrot, capsicum and fresh tomatoes. Stir to combine. Add in the herbs, sugar and pepper. Last but not least, throw in the can of tomato puree with half a can of water. Let the sauce simmer over low fire for 45 minutes to an hour. Remember to stir occasionally. Serve with whatever pasta you like.
I like to make this huge batch and freeze half for another day. So when you don't have time to cook dinner, you have homemade frozen food to stand in! What convenience for busy moms!
*If you're wondering how to skin fresh tomatoes, just drop them in a pot of boiling water for a minute or so. You'd start to see cracks on the skin. Dish them out and peel them off.