Persian Macaroni – Spaghetti With Spiced Beef Sauce
READY IN:1hr 15mins
1yellow onion, diced
4 -5garlic cloves, minced
3⁄4lbspaghetti noodles, broken in half
1 -2medium gold potato
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 -3tablespoonstomato paste
1tablespooncurry powder (I recommend Ship Madras Curry Powder)
2tablespoonscanola oil or 2 tablespoonsvegetable oil
freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Serving Size: 1 (712) g
Servings Per Recipe:4
Calories from Fat 231 g33 %
Total Fat 25.8 g39 %
Saturated Fat 7.5 g37 %
Cholesterol 77.1 mg 25 %
Sodium 459.1 mg 19 %
Total Carbohydrate82.2 g 27 %
Dietary Fiber 6.2 g24 %
Sugars 7.3 g29 %
Protein 35.1 g 70 %
In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil on medium heat, and add in onions. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, until they turn translucent and start to color a bit.
Add in garlic and curry powder, and sauté for 1 minute, until fragrant.
Add in beef, and season with 1 tsp salt and freshly cracked pepper. Use your spoon to break it up into smaller pieces. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until all the beef is browned.
Add in tomato paste, and stir through for 1-2 minutes, until it starts to darken.
Add in tomato sauce, 1 cup of water, 1/2 tsp salt, and some more cracked pepper. Increase the heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While the sauce is cooking, bring 5-6 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Once boiling, add in 1 tbsp of salt and the noodles. Cook according to package directions, until the pasta is “al dente".” Drain in a colander and set aside.
Peel the potatoes, and slice them crosswise into 1/2 cm rounds.
In the same pot you cooked the pasta in, wipe it down until completely dry, and add in 1 tbsp of oil. Arrange potato slices so that they cover the entire bottom of the pot.
Add pasta back to the pot, then the meat sauce on top. Stir to combine, and make sure every pasta strand is coated in sauce.
Place a paper towel on the pot, and cover with lid. Let cook on medium heat for 7-8 minutes, then reduce to low, and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
Once done cooking, remove paper towel and lid, stir to combine, and serve with salad!