Spiced Beef Linguine
with balsamic salad
This is a simple, super speedy and spicy pasta dish that's perfect to whip up for those days when you just need something that's flavourful, filling, and ready in a flash.
Chopped Tomato with Onion & Garlic
Dried Chilli Flakes
(Contains Wheat May be present Mustard, Soya)
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- Boil a large pot of salted water for the pasta.
- When boiling, add the pasta to the water and bring back to the boil.
- Cook until softened, 12 mins.
- Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back in the pot (off the heat).
- Drizzle with oil and stir through to prevent sticking.
TIP: If you’re in a hurry you can boil the water in your kettle.
- Meanwhile, place a pan over medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil.
- Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
- Once the pan is hot, add the mince and cook until browned, 5-6 mins. Use a spoon to break it up as it cooks. IMPORTANT: Wash hands and equipment after handling raw mince.
- Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 min.
- When the garlic is fragrant, add the beef stock powder, chopped tomatoes, chilli flakes (use less if you don't like spice), ¼ tsp sugar and 100ml water (double both for 4p) to the pan.
- Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 10-12 mins. IMPORTANT: Mince is safe to eat when no longer pink in the middle.
TIP: Add a splash of water to the sauce if it becomes too dry.
- Meanwhile, in a salad bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp oil (double for 4p) and a pinch of sugar.
- Mix well to combine.
- Just before serving, toss the salad leaves through the dressing.
- When everything is ready, toss the drained linguine through the sauce in the pan.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Share the beef linguine between your bowls.
- Top with a sprinkling of cheese.
- Serve the balsamic salad alongside.