We’ve been eating quite a bit of this lately so I thought I’d write it down and share it with you. This is for those afternoons/nights when you get home, everyone is cranky, you have no energy or time to cook and you want your Thermomix to do it all for you. We’ve made it gluten and dairy free - but let me tell you that I would love some grated cheese on mine – and you can easily use your favourite pasta and delicious cheese on top of your version.
This was prepared under normal after school/dinner time conditions complete with tears, homework, requests for snacks and more.
And one word of caution………don’t wear white! In fact you might even be rethinking a white kitchen after this photo..but thankfully some spray n wipe and a cloth tidied this all up….and a bath too.
Anyway back to the recipe, this is easy, healthy, delicious, gluten and dairy free for those following special diets and it’s popular with everyone. What more do you want. Except for a bit of grated vintage cheddar on top but maybe that’s just me. Anyway give it a go and enjoy…………..
- 1 onion
- 1 stalk of celery or a carrot or both
- olive oil
- 500g beef mince
- 1 x140g tub tomato paste
- 700g tomato passata
- 300g/mls water
- fresh or dried herbs like basil, oregano, parsley
- 300-350g pasta (we love san remo gluten free)
- Peel and cut onion in half. Rinse celery stick and place in thermomix bowl with onion. Process on speed 6 for about 5-7 seconds and scrape down the bowl.
- Add in some olive oil (be generous) and salt and saute your vegetables for 2 minutes at 100 degrees on speed 1.
- Add in mince and break up a little with your spatula. Cook for 10 minutes at varoma temperature, reverse and speed soft. You can add in some wine half way through this cooking time.
- Add in tomato paste, passata, water, herbs, salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes at 100 degrees, speed soft and reverse .
- Now add in the pasta and cook for the time on the packet (I usually do about 8 or 9 minutes), 100 degrees, reverse and speed soft.
- Check your pasta, you don't want it super soft as it will keep cooking in the sauce once it's removed but if the pasta really isn't cooked then give it another 2 minutes at 100 degrees, reverse and speed soft.
- The pasta I bought for this recipe took longer than my san remo so I gave it more time then left it in the thermomix with the lid on a few minutes. Usually the San Remo is done in about 9 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy.............feel free to add some grated cheese to this.