Balsamic Tomato And Basil Penne
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  • 1 packet Penne
  • 1 carrot - chopped 1 stick of celery - Chopped
  • 1 capsicum - chopped
  • 400 g minced beef
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes (400 g)
  • A few sprigs of basil
  • A few sprigs of spring onion
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • Parmesan
  1. Cook penne according to the instructions on packet. Remember to season the water with salt. Keep aside 1 cup of the pasta water.
  2. In a fry pan, saute garlic in a couple tablespoon of oil. Add chopped vegetables and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add minced beef and paprika. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and canned tomatoes. Season with salt.
  4. Add fennel seeds, oregano and black pepper. Cook till almost dry.
  5. Mix in Pasta. Check for seasoning. Do add more salt if required.
  6. Take off heat. Plate the pasta and top with a generous amount of Parmesan and scatter over a few basil leaves and spring onion.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 Calories: 353 Fat: 17g Saturated fat: 9g Unsaturated fat: 7g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 13g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 689mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 35g Cholesterol: 83mg
Recipe by Maya Kitchenette at