This is one of my favourite staples, but somehow I managed to spend 14 months living out of home before making it. The recipe is amazingly straightforward, requires very little active cooking time, and is delicious.
Are you sold yet?
I know its a bit mean putting something you traditionally eat with spaghetti as a GFF post, but there are a bunch of other ways you could use this! I'm thinking of subbing tomatoes for salsa and basil and oregano for chilli flakes and having it on top of nachos, because that's how I roll.
Total time commitment: 15 minutes, plus simmering
From my mum's recipe
1 onion, diced
50g tomato paste
400g can diced tomatoes
Basil and oregano, to taste
1. Heat some olive oil in a pan and cook the onion.
2. Add mince and cook until browned.
3. Peel and dice the carrot, and add to pan. I added broccoli stalk and zucchini for extra vegetable power, what of it.
4. Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and basil and oregano, and simmer until everything is cooked, the carrot/vegetables is/are tender, and it isn't overly liquidy.