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Somali Pasta with Beef and Vegetables
Photo attribution: My Tu Duong
With spices and cilantro, this recipe gives a lively twist to pasta sauce. It is also traditionally made with potatoes!
What you'll need
Large wooden spoon
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
4 cloves Garlic large, minced
2 teaspoons Coriander Seed ground
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper ground (or season to taste)
2 Red Potatoes small, chopped into small pieces (optional)
2 cups Chicken Stock low-sodium
1 1/2 cups Spaghetti Sauce
8 ounces Spaghetti cooked and drained
2 tablespoons Cilantro fresh, chopped
1.In a large pot, heat oil. Add onions and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
2.Add garlic, cumin, coriander, and cayenne. Cook for 1 minute.
3.Add beef and cook until brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
4.Add stock, pasta sauce, potatoes, carrot, and tomato. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
5.Serve hot over warm pasta. Garnish with cilantro.
- Potatoes are commonly used in this dish. If you find the combination of potatoes and pasta unappealing, you can substitute cauliflower, eggplant, or zucchini instead.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16 g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 4 g||20%|
|Sodium 531 mg||23%|
|Total Carbohydrate 71 g||26%|
|Dietary Fiber 7 g||25%|
|Protein 27 g|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: