Spaghetti amatriciana
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Tasteful Spaghetti amatriciana Recipe

This classic Italian pasta sauce incorporates bacon for flavour and chillies for spice.
Spaghetti amatriciana
Prep Time : 0:15 | Cook Time : 0:45 | Total Time : 1:00 | Serving : 4 person.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped

  • 200g short-cut bacon

  • 2 long red chillies, seeded, thinly sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves

  • 375g spaghetti

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion has softened. Add garlic and chilli. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.

  • Step 2

    Add tomato paste. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomato, 1/2 cup cold water and sugar.

  • Step 3

    Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until sauce has slightly thickened. Add oregano and basil. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile, cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet directions until tender. Drain. Serve sauce tossed through pasta.

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