Not Your Mama's Spag Bol

*Not Your Mama's Spag Bol*
Serves 6

This is a different sort of a twist that I put on good old Spaghetti Bolognaise.  In truth, I love this even more than regular Spag Bol!  I just can't get enough of it!

1 TBS olive oil
16 ounces extra lean  beef mince
1 small onion, peeled and grated
1 fat clove of garlic, peened and crushed
2 green chilies, seeded and finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 envelope of Taco seasoning mix
(I use Discovery)
1 (420g) tin of chopped tomatoes
14 ounces of beef stock
6 ounces tomato puree
1 (420g) tin of black beans, drained and rinsed
12 ounces of uncooked spaghetti
Toppings:
Sour cream, Shredded cheddar cheese, chopped or finely sliced red onion

Place the olive oil into a large saucepan and heat.  Once it is hot add the beef mince.  Cook and stir until it is completely browned.  Add the onion, garlic, chilies, salt, cumin and taco seasoning mix and continue to cook and stir until the onion, garlic and peppers are soft.  Add the chopped tomatoes, beef stock, and tomato puree.  Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.  Gently stir in the beans and cook for a further 5 minutes.

In the meantime bring a pot of lightly salted water to the boil.  Add the pasta and cook according to package directions.  Drain well and divide amongst hot serving plates.  Top each with a portion of the sauce and pass the toppings!!






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