One thing is to feel full after Christmas but the other is the human basic need to eat ! For me always “something to eat” is pasta, which I make in different variations depend on what actually I have in my fridge (yesterday: prosciutto, olives and sun dried tomatoes). Some time ago I made the most delicious, lightly revolutionized spaghetti Bolognese with roasted pepper.
500 g (1 package) pasta: spaghetti or tagliatelle
500 g (18 oz) minced beef
2 garlic cloves
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 cup tomato puree
3 tbsp oil
2 teaspoons dry pepper flakes
1 teaspoon sweet ground pepper
½ teaspoon dry rosemary
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
1 tbsp molasses (or sugar to taste)
Start with boiling salted water in a big pot. During working on the sauce, you can cook pasta ‘al dente’.
In a big pan heat the oil, add chopped onion and garlic ( it is enough to crush garlic cloves with your hand or with a flat side of a knife). Add mince meat and fry stirring from time to time. Pour in tomatoes, add spices. Well combine all ingredients, cover and simmer for a few minutes. Serve with pasta and grated Parmesan (or different type of hard cheese).