Beef & Pesto Ragu


We’ve just returned from a lovely holiday where we ate out a lot. When we come back from holidays I always find it hard to get back into the swing of cooking again, so finding a copy of Delicious on the doormat provided some much needed inspiration.

Included in this months Delicious was a supplement all about feeding your family for £5, something that lots of places seem to be doing at the mo. I tweaked the recipe for Pepper & Pesto Lamb with paste slightly to account for ingredients I already had in. For the 2 of us the ingredients came to less than £3. It was nice, but there was something missing and I’m not sure what. It didn’t have the depth and flavours that my bolognaise has.

Tonight I’m leaving Hubby to his own devices as I’m off to gawp at David Tennant In Hamlet. I can’t wait!

Beef & Pesto Ragu
Serves 2

250g beef mince
1 small onion, diced
1 tsp garlic paste
1 red pepper, diced
250ml passata
1 tbsp pesto
120g pasta

1) Gently fry onions until softened. Add mince and brown.

2) Once mince has browned add red pepper, passata and pesto. Simmer for 25min.

3) Cook pasta and stir into sauce.



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