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  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 400g mince
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100g carrot
  • 2 x 200g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 400ml beef stock
  • 2 Tbs soya sauce
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 400g dried spaghetti
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cheese


  1.  Finely dice the onion and the garlic. Peel and grate the carrot. Set aside.
  2. Add oil to a fry pan and heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook gently for a few minutes until onion begins to soften.
  3. Turn the heat up a bit and add the mince. Cook until the mince is brown. Make sure you break the mince up as you go.
  4. Add the carrot, soy sauce, paprika and basil. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add the 2 tins of tomatoes and the beef stock.
  6. Cook together, uncovered until the mixture starts to thicken. Around half and hour.
  7. Meanwhile, fill a large pot with water and put on the stove.
  8. Bring the water to the boil, add a good pinch of salt and then the dried spaghetti.
  9. Cook for 12 – 15 minutes until the spaghetti is soft. Drain.
  10. Taste the mince mixture, adding salt and pepper as required.
  11. Serve the minced on top of the spaghetti and sprinkle with cheese.
  12. Yum!