Sneaky Speedy Spaghetti

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Below are both versions of our family fave. The first one is the no-time-no-frills version and the second is the always-hits-the-spot version. The ‘sneaky’ part is the finely grated veges you can add – we love courgette when it’s in season. Enjoy!

 

QUICK VERSION

1kg mince (we often buy the $13 value pack from Countdown and drain off the fat after browning)
500g-700g jar of pasta sauce
400g jar of tomatoes
1 beef oxo cube

Brown mince.
Crumble oxo cube into mince and mix.
Add pasta sauce and tomatoes.
Simmer until thoroughly heated through.
Serve over your choice of pasta, garnished with grated cheese.

Total cost – under $20
Feeds – 2 adults and 2 children, with enough leftovers for 1 adult or 2 children (freezes well!)

 

ALWAYS-HITS-THE-SPOT VERSION

1kg mince – roll approx half into meatballs (we often buy the $13 value pack from Countdown and drain off the fat after browning)
500g-700g jar of pasta sauce
400g jar of tomatoes
1 onion, grated
1 celery stalk, grated
1 courgette, grated
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 beef oxo cube

Brown meatballs, then remove.
Brown mince.
Crumble oxo cube into mince and mix.
Add onion, celery and garlic and cook through.
Add pasta sauce and tomatoes.
Simmer until thoroughly heated through.
Serve over your choice of pasta, garnished with grated cheese.

Total cost – under $30
Feeds – 2 adults and 2 children, with enough leftovers for 1 adult or 2 children (freezes well!)

 

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