Spaghetti Con Carne

Spaghetti Con Carne


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Like a cross between chili con carne and spaghetti bolognese, this is a very easy and fast microwaveable one-pot meal.


Serves: 6 

  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 810g canned crushed tomatoes
  • 170g tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup (170ml) water
  • 250g spaghetti, broken into 5cm pieces
  • 400g canned red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 cup (125g) grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (250ml) sour cream

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:5min cooling  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Crumble the mince into a large microwave-safe bowl. Cook for 3 minutes on high; drain fat and stir in onion, chilli powder, basil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, tomatoes and tomato paste. Add the water. Cover bowl with cling wrap and microwave on high for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir broken spaghetti into meat mixture; re-cover with cling wrap and microwave on high for 6 minutes. Stir, re-cover and microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes, or until spaghetti is tender. Stir in beans, re-cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine cheese, sour cream and remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Microwave on medium-high for 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve over spaghetti mixture.

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