Sweet Beef Pasta

    35 minutes

    This is my kid's favourite recipe! It is easy, inexpensive and delicious! The sugar cuts the acidity of the tomatoes nicely.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g seashell pasta
    • 750g beef mince
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 (400g) tins Italian stewed tomatoes
    • 3 beef stock cubes
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes until al dente and drain.
    2. In a large frypan over medium heat, mix the beef, onion and garlic then cook until beef is evenly brown.
    3. In a blender or food processor, liquefy the tomatoes. Pour into the frypan with the beef. Mix in beef stock cubes, sugar, garlic salt and pepper. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until stock cubes have dissolved. Stir in the pasta until evenly coated with the sauce to serve.

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    We used petite diced tomatoes & left them as is. We omitted the salt, used extra minced garlic (3 cloves – total) & veg. stock instead of bullion cubes. We added close to 1T Italian seasoning, about 6 oz. fresh mushrooms (personal preference) & a couple shakes of LA Gold (hot sauce). This is a great week-night “quick fix” dinner.  -  25 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Don't use 3 beef stock cubes if making this in the Uk or Ireland - just use 1/2 a knorr stock cube. They're much smaller in the states.  -  30 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is such a delicious recipe. I only make 2 small changes. First, I use small pasta shells instead of the larger. Second, I use a spicy ground sausage instead of ground beef, it gives the recipe a nice sweet and spicy taste. Excellent recipe!!  -  03 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)