Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 125 grams beef mince
  • 100 grams diced tomatoes canned
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes to taste
  • 1/4 zucchini grated
  • 1/4 grated carrot
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley roughly chopped
  • 50 grams wholemeal or gluten free spaghetti
  • 1/2 tablespoon parmesan cheese grated or shaved
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large pan and lightly brown garlic.
  • Add mince and brown lightly, stirring throughout.
  • Add tomatoes, tomato paste, chilli, salt and pepper. Simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated and add grated vegetables and parsley. Set aside.
  • To cook pasta: bring a pot of water to the boil. Add a pinch of salt and cook the pasta for 15-20 minutes until al dente.
  • Serve spaghetti in a bowl, top with mince mixture and cheese and season further if required.
Nutrition Facts
Traditional Spag Bol
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 503.4 Calories from Fat 141
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.7g24%
Saturated Fat 5.9g37%
Carbohydrates 36.8g12%
Sugar 6.1g7%
Protein 48.3g97%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change. Sam Wood has over 18 years experience in the health and fitness industry, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators. He is also the founder and trainer at Australia’s number one online fitness and nutrition program, and owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed.