Ingredients 1 kg tomatoes, diced (peeled is optional)
1 onion, diced
500 g minced beef
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2-3 tbs tomato paste
1 tbs cumin
1 tbs paprika
chilli, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
500 g dried pasta
1 cup grated cheese
1 tbs olive oil
Cook pasta according to packet directions and drain.
Preheat oven to 180C and grease a large baking dish.
In a large saucepan, heat the oil to a medium heat and fry the onions and garlic for 2 minutes or until softened. Add in the tomatoes and cook for a further 20 minutes or until the tomatoes have become soft and sauce like.
Stir in the tomato paste.
Add the mince to the pan and simmer until the beef is cooked. Add the cumin, paprika, chilli, salt and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes.
Stir the meat sauce through the pasta and then place the pasta and sauce into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle grated cheese over the top.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is golden on top.
Serve with salad, sour cream, salsa and corn chips (optional)