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Freakishly Easy Tomato Sauce Pasta

Freakishly Easy Tomato Sauce Pasta

So easy, it's freakish - And delicious too. Thus, it's titled "Freakishly Easy Tomato Sauce Pasta"!

Are you going like "whaaaaat?!?!" at the title of this post right now? Yes, apologies for the lack for creativity when it came to naming this recipe. I feel badly about this, especially because as a copywriter, it feels like I have done my profession injustice. However, this is the exact way to describe this recipe - freakishly easy to the point of disbelief that it takes so little work to create this wonder on a plate. The best thing about this pasta dish is that my son loved it, being the picky eater that he is, it is difficult to have him clean the plate come meal-times but he did this time, and believe me, my heart did a little River Dance to celebrate that. I used ground chicken this time, but you can easily replace that with other meats such as beef, prawns or pork, and if you want to go meatless, substituting the protein with diced eggplant will make it just as satisfying.

You will need ~
    - 500g of Spaghetti
    - 1 whole onion (diced)
    - 5 cloves of garlic
    - 1 can of Diced Tomatoes
    - 2 Tbs of Tomato Paste
    - 400g Ground Chicken
    - 2 Tbs of Brown Sugar
  *Optional: Chicken Broth (half a cup)
Set a pot of water boiling and throw in the spaghetti. While that is cooking, whip out your chopping board and get those hands moving - take 3 cloves of garlic and start dicing them finely, next chop the onion up. Prepare the sauce by having your food processor whizz the can of diced tomatoes and the remaining 2 cloves of garlic until the tomatoes are no longer "diced". At this point, set a medium sized pan on the stove and saute the chopped garlic and onion until they are fragrant (about 2 minutes), next, get the ground chicken into the hot pan too and let it brown. When the ground chicken has taken on a lovely caramel color, throw in the sauce you had previously prepared that is in the food processor and stir in the tomato paste. Taste the sauce. If you are satisfied with the taste, hold up on the brown sugar or add just 1 tablespoon of it. If the taste of the sauce is too tart for your liking, throw in all 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar (and maybe even a little more to taste, if you prefer your sauce sweeter). As for the optional chicken broth, if you like for your sauce to be chunky, you can leave it out. Today though, I  mixed in about half a cup of chicken broth to get a smooth sauce. Serve this sauce over the spaghetti and enjoy!

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Freakishly Easy Tomato Sauce Pasta
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Pamela Koh @ Kitchen Missus
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Serves: 4
So easy it's freakish. Have you run out of ideas for your next meal? This freakishly easy tomato sauce pasta will fix that, and leave the kids wanting more.
Ingredients
  • 500g of Spaghetti
  • 1 whole onion (diced)
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbs of Tomato Paste
  • 400g Ground Chicken
  • 2 Tbs of Brown Sugar
  • *Optional: Chicken Broth (half a cup)
Instructions
  1. Set a pot of water boiling and throw in the spaghetti.
  2. While that is cooking, start dicing the garlic and onion
  3. Prepare the sauce by pouring the can of diced tomatoes and the remaining 2 cloves of garlic in the food processor.
  4. Set a medium sized pan on the stove and saute the chopped garlic and onion until they are fragrant (about 2 minutes).
  5. Next, get the ground chicken into the hot pan too and let it brown.
  6. When the ground chicken has taken on a lovely caramel color, throw in the sauce you had previously prepared that is in the food processor and stir in the tomato paste.
  7. Taste the sauce. If you are satisfied with the taste, hold up on the brown sugar or add just 1 tablespoon of it. If the taste of the sauce is too tart for your liking, throw in all 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar (and maybe even a little more to taste, if you prefer your sauce sweeter).
  8. As for the optional chicken broth, if you like for your sauce to be chunky, you can leave it out. Serve over the spaghetti and enjoy!



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